Foremost by Night

Sobre Todo de Noche

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

Approaching cinema as an experimental playground solely aimed at effectively narrating a story, Víctor Iriarte’s unruly, electrifying debut doesn’t hesitate to radically shift the film’s tone from time to time, fearlessly transitioning from melodrama to film noir, and from heist film to political thriller. The tale of a mother’s quest to find her son, abducted at birth during the Franco era, serves as the starting point for a thrilling cinematic journey. When Vera meets Cora and her adopted son, the 18-year-old Egoz, the lives of all three will be forever altered. While the film's characters may stem from the creator's imagination, their story is based on a shocking reality: Between 1940 and 1990, in Spain, nearly 300,000 children were stolen from their mothers at birth and given to other families.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Víctor Iriarte
Script: Isa Campo, Andrea Queralt, Víctor Iriarte
Cinematography: Pablo Paloma
Editing: Ana Pfaff
Sound: Ana Pfaff, Iosu Gonzalez Etxabe
Music: Maite Arroitajauregi
Actors: Lola Dueñas, Ana Torrent, Manuel Egozkue
Production: La Termita Films, Inicia Films, Atekaleun, CSC Films
Producers: Isa Campo, Tamara García Iglesias, María Gómez, Víctor Iriarte, Isaki Lacuesta, Ivan Saldaña, Katixa Silva
Co-production: Ukbar Filmes, 4A4 Productions
Co-producers: Pandora da Cunha
Production Design: Izaskun Urkijo
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Spain, Portugal, France
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 110'
Contact: Alpha Violet

Víctor Iriarte

Víctor Iriarte (Bilbao, 1976) is an artist, filmmaker and film programmer. He is member of the selection committee of the San Sebastian International Film Festival since 2015. He also worked as a cinematographer on the feature film Buenas noches, España by Filipino director Raya Martin, presented at the Locarno Film Festival 2011. In 2005, he created his own production company Cajaconcosasdentro and since then has completed a cinematic and audiovisual work that has been presented in the international circuit of festivals and contemporary art centers: FID Marseille (France), Torino Film Festival (Italy), Mar del Plata (Argentina), Valdivia (Chile), Cinéma du réel (France), Ficunam (México), Pacific Film Archive Berkeley (San Francisco), Union Docs (Nueva York), Seoul International Film Festival (Corea), among others In 2019, he presented his first narrative fiction, Geometría.


2006 Wrócic/Volver (short)
2007 Decir adiós (short)
2008 Cinco películas breves (short)
2008 Apuntes para una película de espías (short)
2009 Zortzi-Bereratzi (short)
2010 El mar (short)
2012 Invisible
2013 Visiones (short)
2014 Cosas que ya no existen (short)
2023 Samsara