BLACK MOON, 99min., Mexico, Drama
Directed by Tonatiuh Garcia
The story of three siblings and the rebellion of a town to defend a river. An unexpected piece of news will make them make decisions that will change their destinies forever because what flows can be as appeasing as it is implacable.
BLACK MOON is a fiction feature film based on real events. The vicissitudes of a brave community that fights for the preservation of its existence and future.
It is enough to navigate the river Jalcomulco, with its overflowing riverbed, to witness, perhaps, one of the most impressive spectacles of nature that one can witness. It is enough to walk its streets to fall in love with this magical neighborhood; hidden, almost lost in the recondite, and in that journey, to discover its humble inhabitants, but I do not speak of humility as economic status, but as a superior human quality, intrinsic of its people that makes them unique.
BLACK MOON is a tribute to a people and their cultures. A story that narrates the daily life of its characters. Chronicles that intertwine with each other, and one begins to understand the yearnings and frustrations of beings who try to survive the determinism of a political system that oppressed them for many years; the consequences and scars remain forever.
It is at the same time a journey about the individual, which leads us to question who we are and the need to be better.
When the plot concludes, you mourn the grandfather and hope for a promising future for little Santiago. You long for the protagonists to be saved, you end up admiring their fortitude and you want to go out to fight with them and meet the river; a character of nature that acquires a soul. You end up falling in love with the torrent of water, trying to help it at all costs.
BLACK MOON is a story dedicated to the courage of these inhabitants, who despite living on the margins for so many years, have not lost their dreams!
This makes it a unique film that narrates a universal drama.
The question is: will we survive at the end of it all?
BLACK MOON is a NECESSARY film.