Lost in the Night

« One of the most anticipated recent additions to the Cannes Film Festival lineup hails from Mexican director Amat Escalante, who returns to the festival after winning Best Director for HELI and whose last feature was 2016’s genre-defying thriller THE UNTAMED, for which he won Best Director at Venice. »
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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.

Festivals & Awards

  • 76th Cannes Films Festival: Cannes Première, 2023




Juan Daniel García Treviño, Ester Expósito, Bárbara Mori, Fernando Bonilla, Maria Fernanda Osio


Script: Amat Escalante, Martín Escalante
Cinematography: Adrian Durazo
Editing: Fernanda de la Peza
Sound: Carlos García, Raúl Locatelli, Michel Schöpping
Music: Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Producers: Nicolás Celis, Fernanda de la Peza
Co-producers: Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Leontine Petit, Erik Glijnis, Katrin Pors, Eva Jacobson, Mikkel Jersin, Alejandro Sugich, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Andreas Roald
Production: Pimienta Films (MX), Tres Tunas Cine (MX), Cárcava Cine (MX)
Co-production: The Match Factory (DE), Lemming Film (NL), Snowglobe (DK), Sula Films (MX), Bord Cadre films (CH), Sovereign Films (UK)

Technical Data

Format: DCP / Color / 5.1
Runtime: 120′
Released: 2023
Language: Espagnol
Subtitles: English, French
Original title: Perdidos en la noche