Breaking Glass Pictures has announces the U.S. release of the historical drama The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis) from first time Argentine directors Francisco Márquez and Andrea Testa. The film is slated for a limited theatrical release beginning August 25 at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, followed by other U.S. cities, and a DVD/VOD release this November. 

Described as “a dark journey of the soul” (Variety) that “interrogates what it means to stay on the sidelines during a military government and asks whether such a stance is possible” (Slant), The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis stars Diego Velázquez (KrytoniteThe Fish Child), Valeria Lois (History of Fear), and Laura Paredes (Ultimátum).

The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis held its international premiere during the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, and went on to play numerous festivals, including the Busan Film Festival, the San Sebastian Film Festival, the Jerusalem Film Festival, and the Warsaw Film Festival. The film held its U.S. premiere at the Hamptons Film Festival, and went on to play the Mill Valley Film Festival, as well as the New York "Neighboring Scenes" hosted by the Film Society of the Lincoln Center and co-presented by Cinema Tropical, and the Cleveland International Film Festival.

The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis begins in Buenos Aires, 1977. Francisco Sanctis, a family man living an eventless life, receives information about an upcoming kidnapping and “disappearing” operation by soldiers of the ruling dictatorship. In a race against the night, he will need to make the most important decision of his life: will he try to save innocent lives by risking his own?