The Night Watchman
Filmfest 2011

THE NIGHT WATCHMAN accompanies Martin, the guardian angel from dusk to dawn who, night after night, watches over the extravagant mausoleums of Mexico's most notorious Drug Lords. In the labyrinth of the narco-cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us how, in the turmoil of Mexico's bloodiest conflict since the Revolution, ordinary life persists and quietly defies the dead. "EL VELADOR is an unsettlingly quiet, even lyrical film about a world made and unmade by violence." AO Scott, The New York Times "(An) hypnotically detailed feature documentary depiction of life and death."The Wall Street Journal "El Velador is deliberate, repetitive, and deceptively peaceful. Watching it feels at first as if you're eavesdropping on someone else's daydream." Slant Magazine

tags: Documentary


Director: Natalia Almada