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8th edition: 10 April - 14 April 2019

El vigilante (The Night Guard) (2017 Feature Film)

Diego Ros | Mexico | 2016 | color | DCP | 76 min | Spanish | e.s.

Salvador works as a night watchman at a construction site. Normally nothing much happens, but precisely on the day that his wife is about to give birth, the problems just keep mounting; from an inexplicable theft to the discovery of a dead body.

A dead body is found in an abandoned van near a construction site just outside Mexico City. Night watchman Salvador, who arrives when all the workers go home, didn’t notice anything unusual, he tells the police. His colleague Hugo seems to know more, but plays dumb. The arrival of a mysterious young woman upends Salvador’s life entirely. And that on the evening he wanted to get home early to witness his child’s birth.

In his debut feature El vigilante, filmmaker Diego Ros shows mastery in the creation of tension: without once leaving the construction site, he increasingly corners his poor protagonist, resulting in a dark, mysterious thriller.

Place: CINEMA 5

Date: 7 April 2017

Time: 13:30

Duration: 1:00

Place: CINEMA 3

Date: 8 April 2017

Time: 22:15

Duration: 1:02

Year in Festival
Diego Ros
Galo Olivares
Leonardo Alonso
Ari Gallegos
Noé Hernández
Héctor Holten
Bryan Mateo
Lilia Mendoza
Diego Ros
76 min
Diego Aguirre
Diego Ros
Jack Zagha
Yossy Zagha
Production Company
Avanti Producciones
Vigilante Cine
Production Design
Federico Cantú
Avanti Producciones
Diego Ros
Sound Design
Daniel García Olvera
Year of Production
Diego Ros

Diego ROS studied film at the University of Notre Dame in the USA. After graduating, he worked as a documentary and commercial editor and then started working as a visual effects and post-production supervisor for feature films. His debut El vigilante (2016) won the prize for best film at the Morelia film festival.


Late One Night (2001, short), Luna Perdida (2012, short), El vigilante/The Night Guard (2016)