Australian Premiere


A Moonless Night

A Moonless Night (Uruguay’s selection for the 2016 Academy Awards – Best Foreign Language Feature) is a sweet and melancholy tale of love, missed chances and the passing of time.

It’s New Year’s Eve and three lonely people make their way to an unnamed small town in the middle of Uruguay. César, a divorced taxi driver, is visiting his ex-wife’s new family to try and win back the love of his five-year-old daughter. Antonio, a magician, becomes stranded after his car breaks down on the way to a performance and he meets Laura, a toll booth attendant, on a motorway in the middle of nowhere. And Miguel, a once famous folk singer is on day release from prison so that he can perform again in front of an audience.

A suitably downbeat soundtrack that includes Tom Waits’ ‘Lullaby’ underscores fine performances and a script that finely balances gentle humour with genuine emotion.

Germán Tejeira
Daniel Melingo, Elisa Gagliano, Roberto Suárez, Marcel Keroglian
2014 • 78 MINS • COMEDY / DRAMA URUGUAY Spanish with English subtitles
15+ (exemption)
One night in the lives of four differently lonely, ungrounded souls is portrayed with delicacy and gentle wit.
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION 2014 San Sebastian International Film Festival
    WINNER 2014 Zurich Film Festival – Golden Eye (Best International Feature Film)