El Vigilante | The Night Guard

September 22, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
200 Barclay Parade SW #200
Calgary, AB T2P 4R3
Calgary International Film Festival

An intelligent thriller where a construction site security guard becomes witness to an unexpected series of crimes and acts of corruption.

Salvador (Leonardo Alonso) works the night shift as a security guard at a construction site located on the outskirts of Mexico City. One day as he is arriving for work, Salvador finds police present at the construction site inquiring about a van which is part of a crime scene. Salvador honestly tells the police what he knows about the van but his statement is different from that of his co-worker. This causes the police officer to return and further query Salvador. In the meantime, Salvador really wants to leave work early for an important engagement, but his night takes a completely different turn as the construction site becomes a busy hub of activity with unexpected visitors and events, including an on-site theft.

Diego Ros’ striking debut THE NIGHT GUARD is an astute thriller that uses a construction site and the character of Salvador as a means of examining the larger society around the construction site, a society that navigates on a different moral compass than the one Salvador is used to.

More info: http://calgaryfilm.com/films/2017/night-guard


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