6th October 2023, London UK – Sovereign is proud to announce that award-winning Mexican director Amat Escalante’s powerful thriller LOST IN THE NIGHT will receive its UK premiere at the 2023 BFI London Film Festival, as part of the ‘Thrill’ section, and Escalante will be attending as Jury President of the Official Competition at the festival. The film will be released in UK cinemas on 24th November.
From acclaimed Mexican director Amat Escalante, following Heli, for which he won Best Director at Cannes in 2013, and The Untamed, which won him the Best Director prize at Venice in 2016, comes LOST IN THE NIGHT, a taut, engrossing thriller that blends traditional elements of Latin American cinema with astute social commentary on Mexican society and contemporary influencer culture.
The film, which premiered at Cannes this year, stars Juan Daniel García Treviño (Narcos México), and Latin American influencer superstar Ester Expósito, who has 27 million followers, and features a superb score by Stranger Things composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.
The film is written by Amat Escalante in collaboration with his brother Martín Escalante and Paulina Mendoza. The director is known for casting non-professional actors in his films, and in 2020 he held an open audition to find actors for LOST IN THE NIGHT. “This is a film that has taken me a long time to make,” says Escalante, “where I’m trying new things and playing with different ways of telling a story of my interests in Mexico, in the form of a thriller and at the same time maintaining my personal vision.”
Synopsis: Emiliano lives in a small mining town in Mexico. Motivated by a deep sense of justice, he searches for those responsible for the disappearance of his activist mother who was standing up for local jobs against an international mining company. Receiving no help from the police or judicial system, he finds a clue that leads him to the wealthy Aldama Family, where he meets a famous artist, his celebrity wife and their beautiful daughter. It’s not long before he has a job at their home and becomes determined to uncover the secrets beneath the surface.
LOST IN THE NIGHT WILL BE SHOWING AT THE BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL AHEAD OF ITS RELEASE IN SELECTED UK CINEMAS ON 24th NOVEMBER 2023