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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Mala noche

Fortnight 2006, Feature film, 1h20

Synopsis

Walt, a young homosexual fall crazy in love with Johnny a illegal Mexican immigrant who doesn’t speak any English.

Director

Gus Van Sant

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Gus Van Sant studied at the Rhode Island School of Design before going to Los Angeles. He attracted immediate attention with his first feature, Mala Noche (1985), which received the Independent/Experimental Film and Video Award of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. His films marked the independent film scene of the 90s, notably: Drugstore Cowboy (1989), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993) and To Die For (1995). Good Will Hunting (1997) was nominated for nine Oscars, including best director. He then directed Psycho (1998), Finding Forrester (2000), and Gerry (2002). En 2003, Elephant was honored at Cannes with the Palme d’or, the Directing Prize and the Prix de l’Education Nationale.

Doug Cooeyate
Nyla McCarthy
Ray Monge
Robert Lee Pitchlynn
Sam Downey
Tim Streeter

Screenplay
Walt Curtis, Gus Van Sant adapté de / adapted from : «Mala Noche » de Walt Curtis

Image
John J. Campbell

Editing
Gus Van Sant

Music
Peter Daamaan, Karen Kitchen, Creighton Lindasy

Production : Gus Van Sant ventes à l’étranger / foreign sales : MK2 55, rue traversière 75012 Paris Tél : +33 (0)1 44 67 30 00 Fax : +33 (0)1 43 07 17 97 Distribution : MK2 Presse / Publicist : Monica Donati Tél : +33 (0)1 44 67 30 00 Mob : +33 (0)6 85 52 72 97 monica.donati@mk2.com