Several years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, reticent Anxo returns to the Galician village where he was born. Through casual conversations during his trip, he discovers how war and the new Franco regime have transformed the relationships between people. At home, he is greeted with suspicion by both sides. Voiced in dialogues, and sometimes monologues, are stories about war, fear, captivity, riches, poverty and the importance of freedom. These reflections are based on the memoires of exiled writers, those silenced by defeat and, finally, by political prisoners.

With visually sumptuous cinematography by Mauro Herce (also of Fire Will Come), Eloy Enciso's much-lauded second feature-length film unravels the knots of fascism only to remain entangled in the web of oppression. Gradually, this hypnotic film transcends its tragic historical period to become something that is both metaphysical and presently urgent.
International title
Endless Night
Filmmaker
Eloy Enciso
Country
Spain
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
90’
Language
Galician
Producer
Beli Martínez
Production Company
Filmika Galaika
Sales
Filmika Galaika
Writer
Eloy Enciso
Cinematography
Mauro Herce
Editor
Patrícia Saramago
Production Design
Melania Freire
Sound Design
Juan Carlos Blancas
Cast
Misha Bies Golas, Nuria Lestegás, Manuel Pozas, Verónica Quintela, Manuel Pumares, Celsa Araújo, Suso Meilán