A film noir encompassing three deaths, two robberies, and a runaway. The story of two women meeting on the banks of the Douro River.
When VERA (Lola Dueñas) was young, she wasn’t able to take care of her son and had to give him up for adoption. Years later, when she tried to find him, the institutions told her that her file did not exist. She has continued to look for him ever since.
When CORA (Ana Torrent) was young, her doctor told her that she could not have children and that only by adopting could she start a family. CORA has dedicated her life to teaching piano lessons and caring for her adopted son, EGOZ, about to turn 18.
Now, the paths of these three characters – a mother, a son, a mother – are about to cross. And their encounter will change their lives forever.
Spain, Portugal, France 2023 109′ 16 mm 1.66:1 5.1 Spanish 1st Feature film
Isa Campo, Andrea Queralt, Víctor Iriarte
Inicia Films (Valérie Delpierre) and Víctor Iriarte
In Coproduction with
With the support of
Lola Dueñas (Vera)
Ana Torrent (Cora)
Manuel Egozkue (Egoz)
Director: Víctor Iriarte
Screenwriters: Isa Campo, Andrea Queralt, Víctor Iriarte
Cinematographer: Pablo Paloma
Composer: Maite Arroitajauregi
Editor: Ana Pfaff
Sound: Alazne Ametzoy, Iosi Gonzalez Etxabe
Giornate degli Autori WORLD PREMIERE
London BFI Film Festival – Dare
Chicago International Film Festival – New Directors Competition
Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (SEMINCI) – Official Selection
Víctor Iriarte' s bio
Víctor Iriarte (Bilbao, 1976) is an artist, filmmaker and film programmer.
Sobre todo de noche (Foremost by night) is his first feature fiction film.
Víctor Iriarte's filmo
2023, Sobre todo de noche, 109’ (1st feature film).
2014, Cosas que ya no existen / 2013, Visiones / 2012, Invisible (doc experimental) / 2010, El mar /2009, Zortzi-Bereratzi: Lisabö / 2008, Apuntes para una película de espías / 2008, Cinco películas breves / 2007, Decir adiós / 2006, Wrócic/Volver
EL PAÍS (US, English-language edition of Spanish daily), Tommaso Koch
The performances, the soundtrack, the direction and the aesthetics: Foremost by Night represents a stupendous blend of elements that move you or make you uncomfortable.
CINEUROPA (International), Julia Olmo
it’s a moving, beautiful and, at the same time, sad film, a love letter from mother to son and also a fine way to champion the meaning and the importance of storytelling.
INTERNATIONAL CINEPHILE SOCIETY (International), Mark van de Klashorst
Iriarte carefully threads the needle between the artsiness of his visuals and the emotion of the three-way relationship those visuals convey, creating in Sobre todo de noche a brilliant piece of arthouse cinema.