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Midnight Family

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Mexico, USA | 2019 | 81 min. | PG

Midnight Family

Mexico, USA | 2019 | 81 min. | PG

Synopsis

In Mexico City, there are fewer than 45 government-run ambulances to serve the city’s population of 9 million. Filling the void are family-run private ambulances, who race to the scene of an accident or a crime while also dodging police shakedowns, cutthroat competitors, and standstill traffic. Arguably one the most exhilarating documentary to come out this year, Midnight Family follows the Ochoa family at intensely close range. As the Ochoas try to make a living in this fraught industry, they struggle to keep their dire finances from compromising the people in their care.

 

Festivals:
Sundance Film Festival – U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award For Cinematography
Sheffield Doc Fest – Grand Jury Award Winner
Guadalajara International Film Festival – Premio Mezcal for Best Film
CPH:DOX – Special Jury Mention, F:act Award
Hong Kong International Film Festival –  Firebird Award for Best Documentary
Cine Las Americas – Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature

 

Language: Spanish
Subtitles: Lithuanian, English

Translated by Julius Jaunius; SDH by Justina Urbonaitė

Film distribution is limited.

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Director: Luke Lorentzen

Cinematography: Luke Lorentzen

Editing: Luke Lorentzen

Producers: Luke Lorentzen, Kellen Quinn, Daniela Alatorre, Elena Fortes

Luke Lorentzen

Filmography:
2019 – Midnight Family
2015 – New York Cuts

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