Efe Malaga


Updated Wednesday, February 28, 2024-19:25

The Malaga Festival has removed the film

'The Day is Long and Dark'

, by American director Julio Hernández Cordón, from its programming, after having received several complaints regarding "acts of gender violence."

The management of the Malaga Spanish Film Festival, which will be held from March 1 to 10 in the capital of the Costa del Sol, has made this decision to "avoid situations that could

threaten the vulnerability

of the affected people."

The measure is also "in line with the firm commitment" of the event "against any type of violence against women and in favor of full equality of rights, guaranteeing

protection to victims in any context

and circumstance," it emphasizes in a statement. release.

Julio Hernández Cordón is an American independent film director, producer, documentary filmmaker and screenwriter, known for works such as

'Marimbas del Infierno'

, 'I promise you anarchy' and 'Buy me a revolver'.

Shot in Mexico and scripted and directed by Hernández Cordón, 'The Day is Long and Dark' is a film in which vampirism

serves to address

the relationship between a daughter and her parents.

It stars Carla Nieto, Luis Alberti, Mila Mijangos and Eli Acosta.

Hernández Cordón, with a Mexican father and Guatemalan mother, is the author of

'Buy me a revolver', a film that competed in Cannes 2018

, and 'I promise you anarchy', a film for which he was nominated in 2016 as Best Director for the Ariel Academy Award. of Mexican Cinema.

In turn, 'Gasolina' was recognized with the Horizontes Latinos award at the San Sebastián Film Festival.

At the Malaga Festival

'The Day is Long and Dark'

was programmed in the ZonaZine Official Feature Film Section.