A Canadian journalist’s quest to solve the abrupt disappearance of figure skater Violeta Martinez takes her back to her hometown, a coastal village in Mexico. Modulating the sound and image backdrop of this enigmatic pursuit with scant evidence or clues, the film confidently treads a slippery terrain between fiction and documentary. Encounters, disagreements, and the fascinating inhabitants in this remote location nestled between the Pacific and the forest come to light in a thought-provoking fashion, revealing a history that dates back to the original occupation of the village. And night is fast approaching. (G.P.)
Paul Chotel, Ariane Falardeau St-Amour
Born in Paris, Paul Chotel graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in 2015. He has since been involved in a multitude of projects as a writer, editor, director and producer. He recently co-wrote and co-produced "Foam" (2020) that premiered at the 70th Berlinale Shorts and was selected in Canada’s Top Ten at TIFF. "Desvío de Noche" (Night Detour) is his first feature film as a writer-director. Ariane Falardeau St-Amour is a Montreal director, cinematographer and producer. In 2018 she produced and shot her first feature film, "Mad Dog Labine" (2018), which won the Grand Prix Focus Québec/Canada in the Festival du Nouveau Cinema and the Gilles-Carle prize in the Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois. In 2020, she co-directed and shot her first feature film, "Desvío de Noche".
Festival du nouveau cinéma
Jeonju International Film Festival