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Festival in Media
Section: Horizons
Country: Argentina 
Year: 2016


La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis 

78 min, color

Director Andrea Testa, Francisco Márquez Screenplay Andrea Testa, Francisco Márquez, adapted from the novel by Humberto Constantini Cinematography Federico Lastra Editing Lorena Moriconi Cast Diego Velázquez, Laura Paredes, Valeria Lois, Marcelo Subiotto, Rafael Federman

Buenos Aires, 1977. During the military dictatorship, Francisco Sanctis receives information about two people sentenced to "disappear." A quiet middle-aged family man without any political ties, Francisco is stunned by the urgency of his situation. That night he must make a crucial decision: whether or not to risk his own life to save others.

Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA) (with the support of)
Pensar con las Manos
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Francisco Márquez


Francisco Márquez was born in Argentina in 1981. He directed several short films such as Imágenes Para Antes de la Guerra (2013), a film which was screened at several international film festivals and which won several awards.



2016 The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis

2015 Después de Sarmiento (Documentary)

2014 Sucursal 39 (Short)

2011 Imagenes para antes de la Guerra (Short)







Andrea Testa


Andrea Testa was born in Buenos Aires in 1987. She has directed several short films and has worked as assistant director in Márquez’ films Imágenes Para Antes de la Guerra and Después de Sarmiento. In 2015 she directs Pibe Chorro, a documentary essay that delves into social perspectives on crime and violence.



2016 Pibe Chorro (Documentary)

2016 The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis

2010 Uno Dos Tres (Short)

2009 Sea una familia feliz (Short)

2007 El Río (Short)