The new Imanol Uribe film, Llegaron de Noche, starring Juana Acosta, will be released in theaters on March 25, and will compete at the Malaga Festival in the Official Competition Section for the Golden Biznaga.
Llegaron de Noche, the feature film directed by Imanol Uribe with original score by Vanessa will be released today, March 21, at the Malaga Festival, at 9:45 p.m. at the Cervantes Theater and will premiere in theaters on March 25.
The film tells the true story of Lucía, the only witness in the massacre of the Jesuits in El Salvador. On the morning of November 16, 1989, in the midst of the Salvadoran civil war, six Jesuit priests and university professors, and two university employees are assassinated at the José Simeón Cañas Central American University (UCA) in San Salvador. The government immediately blames the FMLN guerrillas, but an eyewitness debunks the official version: her name is Lucía Barrera and she works as a cleaning employee at the UCA.
Lucía has seen who the real killers are: the national army. This will be key in clarifying the truth and bringing justice to the jesuits, but it will also change her and her family’s lives forever.
About the soundtrack, Vanessa Garde says:
“It is an intimate, delicate and honest soundtrack, simple in speech, but with a great emotional charge. It is told from Lucía’s point of view, with the modesty and fear of having witnessed that tragedy, with the priority of caring for her family to the end while also wanting to defend their truth.
Lucía has an intrinsic melodic discourse, with an inner look, especially starring the classical guitar solo, masterfully played by Ovidio López. Thematically, and also from an instrumental point of view, the musical construction transports us to El Salvador (Central America), thanks to the use of a specific instrumentation.
Ronrocos, plucked instruments, ethnic percussion, and strings accompany the entire attempt to solve the conflict while trying to embrace and empathize with Lucia’s character and her family throughout her process towards exile.
On the other hand, the army has its own sound palette. Menacing, with grave strings, plucked tremolos, agitated ostinatos, percussion and electronics. All of these with a more urgent and relentless tempo always accompanying the armed conflicts.
As for the musical structure the main idea was to elaborate and present these worlds thematically, supporting the flashbacks, leading up to the final development where all these themes come together to close the film. It is worth noting the emotional ending where there are no winners nor losers, but rather a feeling of helplessness, supported by Álvaro Gallego’s viola solo, highlighting the fact that this tragedy has marked their lives in a deep and irreversible way”.
DIRECTED BY Imanol Uribe
SCREENPLAY BY Daniel Cebrián
CAST Juana Acosta, Karra Elejalde, Carmelo Gómez, Ben Temple, Ángel Bonnani, Juan Carlos Martínez, Ernesto Collado.
ORIGINAL MUSIC Vanessa Garde