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- Director: Joshua Gil
- MEXICO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, QATAR / 2019 / DCP / Colour / 83’ / Spanish; Turkish s.t.
- Screenplay: Joshua Gil
- Director of Photography: Mateo Guzmán, Joshua Gil
- Editing: León Felipe González, Joshua Gil, Mateo Guzmán
- Original Music: Galo Durán
- Cast: Erwin Antonio Pérez Jiménez, Nereyda Pérez Vásquez, Virgen Vázquez Torres, Javier Bautista González, Damián Dositelo Martínez Vásquez, Ofelia Díaz Gómez
- Producer: Marion d´Ornano, Laura Imperiale, Carlos Sosa, Joshua Gil
- Production Co.: Parábola Cine, Viento del Norte Cine, Cacerola Films
- World Sales: Pluto Film
Numerous films giving a realistic account of the Mexican drug cartels’ relentlessness have been shot; Sanctorum is not one of those. Set in a remote town ensnared between the cartels and the soldiers fighting them, it pays attention to nature’s own voice, rather than people’s. Thunder rolls, tree shadows, sunrays shining through the branches… The story narrated in this fantasy film, inspired by magical realism, might revel in darkness, but the camera is always aimed at the skies, the clouds, the unfathomable power of nature. Mexican director Joshua Gil set his sights on a traditional village in order to haul its pagan customs and mystical creeds on screen through unforgettable imagery.
*Some scenes depicting sexuality/violence in this film might disturb certain viewers.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.