By Day and by Night

By Day and by Night (De dia y de Noche)

In a world where over-population is out-of-control, the government decides to divide the population by implanting an enzyme into people's DNA to make them only active in either day or night, thereby splitting the society contained within its cloistered utopian/dystopian environs.

Within this world, Aurora has lost her daughter and Urbane, a scientist finds an unknown child - but from which part of society?

Stunning cinematography in a palette of grays and blues, with stylish production design this is visual treat that explores our roles in society and whether we can overcome our destiny.

Everything down to the special suits the characters wear has been thought out, and the leader of the city appears in various bizarre looking, almost quasi-religious rooms, often perched on top of a huge wire chair. The look of the film reminded me strongly of Aeon Flux, with the retro futurist touches, the grays, whites and greens and lots of sharp corners and prickly, weird designs.

A friend asked me the day after seeing By Day By Night if it were any good and I said yes, but also that, "It's a bit like a Mexican version of 'Solaris'
Review: Quiet Earth


Screening Times

2:30pm - Sun, 9th Oct 2011


Spanish with English Subtitles
Alejandro Molina
Mexican Film Institute