Q&A with Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro on Oct. 5

Spanish filmmaker Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro’s long-awaited follow-up to Arraianos follows a mysterious, soft-spoken man named Anxo who returns to his hometown in the Galician countryside. There, he is confronted with a series of moral and existential quandaries that bring his past transgressions to bear on a community crippled by poverty and political injustice. Unfolding as an episodic series of encounters and conversations—based on plays, memoirs, and letters from the Franco regime—the film lays bare a system quietly fostering new forms of fascism. Shot by Mauro Herce (cinematographer of Fire Will Come, playing in this year’s NYFF Main Slate), Longa noite gradually expands from a portrait of sociopolitical malaise into a metaphysical mystery in which past and present, fact and fiction, become increasingly indistinguishable.

Special thanks to Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA).