9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

El vigilante (The Night Guard) (2017 Feature Film)

Diego Ros | Mexico | 2016 | color | DCP | 76 min | Spanish | e.s.

Salvador works as a night watchman at a construction site. Normally nothing much happens, but precisely on the day that his wife is about to give birth, the problems just keep mounting; from an inexplicable theft to the discovery of a dead body.

A dead body is found in an abandoned van near a construction site just outside Mexico City. Night watchman Salvador, who arrives when all the workers go home, didn’t notice anything unusual, he tells the police. His colleague Hugo seems to know more, but plays dumb. The arrival of a mysterious young woman upends Salvador’s life entirely. And that on the evening he wanted to get home early to witness his child’s birth.

In his debut feature El vigilante, filmmaker Diego Ros shows mastery in the creation of tension: without once leaving the construction site, he increasingly corners his poor protagonist, resulting in a dark, mysterious thriller.

Place: CINEMA 5

Date: 7 April 2017

Time: 13:30

Duration: 1:00

Place: CINEMA 3

Date: 8 April 2017

Time: 22:15

Duration: 1:02

Year in
Festival

2017

Director

Diego Ros

Camera

Galo Olivares

Cast

Leonardo Alonso
Ari Gallegos
Noé Hernández
Héctor Holten
Bryan Mateo
Lilia Mendoza

Country

Mexico

Editor

Diego Ros

Language

Spanish

Length

76 min

Music

Diego Aguirre

Producer

Diego Ros
Jack Zagha
Yossy Zagha

Production Company

Avanti Producciones
Vigilante Cine

Production Design

Federico Cantú

Sales

Avanti Producciones

Scenario

Diego Ros

Sound Design

Daniel García Olvera

Year of Production

2016

Diego ROS studied film at the University of Notre Dame in the USA. After graduating, he worked as a documentary and commercial editor and then started working as a visual effects and post-production supervisor for feature films. His debut El vigilante (2016) won the prize for best film at the Morelia film festival.

 

Filmography

Late One Night (2001, short), Luna Perdida (2012, short), El vigilante/The Night Guard (2016)