De noche los gatos son pardos


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De noche los gatos son pardos.

A crew is shooting a libertine costume film in the French countryside when Valentin, the director, suddenly disappears. While the local police investigates, the film shoot continues but takes an odd turn. Robin, the cameraman and director’s lover, follows a promise and reaches the Mexican Pacific.


Born in 1985 in Zurich, Switzerland. Moved to Mexico City in 2007 where he worked as a typographer. From 2009 to 2014, he worked in Berlin in cinema and theatre before studying film at HEAD (Haute école d’art et de design) in Geneva. His short films have been screened at international festivals. In 2018, he co-founded the production company Andrea Film. De noche los gatos son pardos is his first feature film.

2022 De noche losgatos son pardos (f)
2020 Brüder – Ein Familienfilm (s)
2020 Rêver comme lui (s)
2016 Chronique d’un territoire (s)


  • Title
    De noche los gatos son pardos
  • Rights
    Festivals, Sales
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    110′, col.

  • Director 
    Valentin Merz
  • Screenplay
    Valentin Merz
  • Editing
    Andreea Vescan
  • Photography
    Robin Mognetti

  • Sound
    Miguel Moraes Cabral
  • Cast
    Alain Labrune, Andoni de la Cruz, Bishop Black, Candida Sanchez, Dogartzi Magunagoicoechea, Céline Carridroit, Daniel Binggeli, Donaji Mendoza, Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Jean Legros, Kahlil Dahi, Leon David Salazar, Mara Thurnheer, Maxi Schmitz, Natalia Portnoy, Printille Davigo, Robin Mognetti, Sharon Celeste, Tatiana Pozzo di Borgo, Valentin Merz, Yanna Rüger

  • Producers
    Marie Lanne-Chesnot, Valentin Merz
  • Production
    Andrea Film

  • Locarno International Film Festival 2022 – Concorso Internazionale
  • São Paulo International Film Festival 2022 – New Directors Competition
  • Seville European Film Festival 2022 – The New Waves Competition
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2022 – Round Midnight
  • Lesgaicinemad Madrid 2022 – Cine Disidente
  • Rome Independent Film Festival 2022 – International Feature Film Competition
  • Chéries-Chéris Paris LGBT Film Festival 2022 – Feature Film Competition

  • Locarno International Film Festival 2022 – Special Mention Best First Feature

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