Latin Noir

Latin Noir

In the land of the Zapatistas, Augusto Pinochet and Fidel Castro, what are the stories Latin Americans have been telling to confront their troubled past? Latin Noir travels to five Latin American cities, to meet with famous crime novelists Leonardo Padura (Havana), Luis Sepulveda (Santiago), Paco Ignacio Taibo II (Mexico City), Santiago Roncagliolo (Lima), Guillermo Orsi, and Claudia Piñiero (Buenos Aires). Through their work, we discover a unique genre of flourishing literature that is political, dark and above all concerned with a sense of extreme disorder created by the state’s involvement in crime.

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Direction: Andreas Apostolidis
Cinematography: Jordi Esgleas Marroi, Constanza Sandoval, Yannis Kanakis
Editing: Yuri Averof
Sound: Aris Kafentzis, Yannis Antipas, Deniro Guido
Music: Mathieu Coupat, Julien Baril
Production: Anemon, Les Films du Balibari, Point du Jour International, Gravedad Cero Films
Producers: Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof, Estelle Robin You, Doris Weitzel, Sergio Muñoz
Co-production: Arte, ΕΡΤ, TV UNAM, Histoire, TVO / With the Support of: GFC, Creative Europe, CNC, Procirep-angoa, Region Pays De La Loire, Filmoteca UNAM
Narration: Macarena Benites, Pedro Fabian, Paris Ferraro, Luis Gomezbeck, Yannis Petsopoulos, Yoel Soto
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Mexico, Greece
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 55΄
Contact: ANEMON PRODUCTIONS, Rea Apostolides

Andreas Apostolidis


2007 The Network
2009 Place Without People
2010 1821 (TV series)
2012 Twice a Strange
2016 The Journey of Food (TV series)
2019 Citizen Europe
2020 Latin Noir