Tres noches negras (en)

Tres noches negras



Théo Court


  • Chile


Feature film



Film exhibited in Toulouse: 

Blanco en blanco, Compétition fiction

Script writer(s): 

Théo Court


It is autumn, mist covers an adobe house on a hill. A wedding between a young Haitian couple is about to start. The wedding party is sparse. Some Chilean farmers observe the events from outside without participating as the sun sets over the valley. Slowly and timidly they join the party. Night falls. The dead body of the young boyfriend is found. No one has seen anything. A quick investigation takes us to the homes of the witnesses from the party. Each one has a different version. No one says they saw anything, no one casts suspicion on anyone. It is spring and the crime seems to have been forgotten. José, one of the witnesses to the marriage and the crime, awaits his first child. The baby is born, but something strange happens. José refuses to see him again, no one in town goes to visit them. Some time later José tells the townspeople that the baby has died. The town begins to speculate.

Visual concept: 

The film is divided into Autumn and Spring. The rural areas of central Chile will mark the aesthetic division of the film. The area’s autumnal mist, the mud, the fire, the smoke of the leafless vineyards and the birth of spring in this rural environment connect the film visually. The night is an element with a narrative and visual importance – three dramatic events occur at night, leading to a more suggestive audio and visual abstraction. The structure of the movie will be set out through the shot sequences with the goal of capturing the temporality of the place and its visual nuances.