The Night of the Beast

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General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
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Film Info
Original Title:La Noche de la Bestia
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Tags:Drama
Coming-of-Age
Music
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Dramedy
Youth
Culture & Society
Comedy
Best of Fest Encores
Release Year:2020
Runtime:70 min
Country/Region:Colombia
Mexico
Language:Spanish
Print Source:m-appeal
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKqvcpcBfg
Cast/Crew
Director:Mauricio Leiva Cock
Producer:Juan Diego Villegas
Mauro Mueller
David Figueroa
Cinematographer:Carlos Andrés López
Screenwriter:Mauricio Leiva Cock
Editor:Gil González
Andrés López
Composer:Aleph
Jorge Leiva
Principal Cast:Daniel Reyes
Esteban Galindo
Edna Paredes
Verónica Mosquera
Jairo Vargas
Yaima Morfa

Description

Best of Fest Encores

The Night of the Beast finds us in Bogota, Colombia on a day two friends' dreams are to come true; they've got tickets to see their favorite band play for the first and maybe only time in their lives. The band: Iron Maiden! But, like metal itself, this day is a slow build filled with epic moments and pandemonium.

Vargas and Chuki are high schoolers who have a singular goal on this particular day, to rock as hard as possible at the Iron Maiden concert later that night… until bullies steal their tickets. Vargas (Daniel Esteban Reyes) is handsome and confident, but weighed down by his alcoholic father; Chuki (Esteban Galindo) is overweight and shy, but a good student with a doting mother. Faced with the tragic prospect of having to miss the show of a lifetime, will their friendship endure? Mauricio Leiva Cock's first feature about friensdhip and rock & roll reminds us of the existential pull of live music and its uniting effects.


Director Biography

Mauricio Leiva Cock

Born in Bogota, Columbia, Mauricio Leiva-Cock holds an MFA in film from Columbia University in New York. He is the director of the short films “Clankety, Clank” (2010), “Café con leche” (2011), “Bite” (2013), “Los Kaotikos” (2015), “Tsuki” (2017), “Tomada” (2017) and “Butterflies” (2017). Night of the Beast (La Noche de la bestia) (2020) is his debut feature.


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