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Soleils noirs Julien Elie

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Nearly 15 years ago, Roberto Bolaño’s epic apocalyptic novel, 2666, told the terrifying, surreal story of the countless murders of women in northern Mexico. In some ways, Soleils noirs is a documentary sequel. Not only because it opens in Ciudad Juárez, the Chilean novelist’s main inspiration, but above all because it shares Bolaño’s dark vision and ability to meld ambitious journalism with aesthetic fireworks. Presented in chapters, the film unfolds methodically through unsettling testimonials, sketching a portrait of an entire country transformed into a gigantic mass grave thanks to a climate of impunity established by both criminal gangs and state authorities. (BD)

Soleils noirs

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : Spanish
  • Subtitles : English and French
  • Duration : 152 MIN
  • Cinematography : Ernesto Pardo, François Messier-Rheault, Orion Szydel
  • Editing : Aube Foglia
  • Production : Julien Elie, Richard Brouillette
  • Sound Design : Mimi Allard
Filmography of Julien Elie :

Celui qui savait (2002)
Le dernier repas (2003)

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