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Midnight Family

MA15+ Documentary

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Synopsis

Saturday, August 3 at 4PM

Smooth talking 17-year-old Juan is the fastest ambulance driver in Mexico City. His family, the Ochoas, operate a private ambulance service, a necessity in a city where the government provides only 45 ambulances for a population of 9 million.

While striving to provide the best service they can in a highly competitive climate, the Ochoas’ altruism is stretched to breaking point by corrupt officials and customers who can’t or won’t pay. Award-winning cinematography puts us in the thick of the action, racing neck-and-neck with other vans through the sprawling city, with Juan and his family as the warm heart at the centre of this thrilling doco.  


Q&A with the director Luke Lorentzen after the screening

Profound and thrilling cinema verité filmmaking - Sundance Film Festival
 

Director: Luke Lorentzen

Countries: USA, Mexico

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Year: 2019

Running Time 1hr 21m
Rating MA15+ | Mature Audiences

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