Demons at Dawn



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Demons at Dawn

Orlando and Marco, two young men who live in Mexico City, meet by chance and fall in love. Every day they fight in order to achieve their dreams: Orlando wants to be a dancer and Marco wants to graduate from nursing school. As they go against a diverse, ever-changing, hostile world, they’ll learn that once the darkness of night is gone and through their intertwined bodies and their synchronized souls, they will have seen all those demons of dawn go by.


Julián Hernández is born in Mexico City in 1972 and he graduated in film from the state University UNAM. Among his previous works are the feature films Broken Sky (2006), A Thousand Clouds of Peace Fence the Sky, Love, Your Being Love Will Never End  (2003), winner of the Teddy Award at Berlin Film Festival and Raging Sun, Raging Sky, winner of the same Award but in 2009. His four last features, all represented by The Open Reel, are: I Am Happiness on Earth (2014), Tattoo of Revenge (2018) and Asphalt Goddess (2019), The Trace of Your Lips (2023). Hernández has also directed, among others, the short films Por encima del abismo de la desesperación (1996), Hubo un tiempo en que los sueños dieron paso a largas noches de insomnio (1997), Bramadero (2007), Vago rumor de mares en zozobra (2008), Atmósfera (2009), Wandering Clouds (2013), Young Man at the Bar Masturbating with Rage and Nerve (2015), Boys on the Rooftop (2016) and The Day Began Yesterday (2020). Two Amongst Many (2022) and Cobalto (2023) are his last short productions.


  • Title
    Demons at Dawn
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    136′, col.

  • Director
    Julián Hernández
  • Screenplay
    Julián Hernández,
    Gustavo Hernández de Anda
  • Editing
    Emiliano Arenales Osorio
  • Photography
    Alejandro Cantú
  • Production Design
    Miguel Ángel Tavera

  • Music
    Arturo Villela Vega
  • Sound
    Armando Narváez del Valle,
    Omar Juárez Espino
  • Cast
    Luis Vegas, Axel Shuarma,
    Angélica Baños Hernández,
    Tony Corrales, Luis Miguel Mata,
    Jere Caelum

  • Producers
    Roberto Fiesco,
    Iliana Reyes Chávez
  • Production
    Mil Nubes Cine,
    Indomable Cine

  • Guadalajara International Film Festival 2024 – Maguey Competition
  • Frameline San Francisco 2024 – International Narrative Feature Film Competition
  • Mix Mexico Mexico City 2024 – International Feature Film Competition

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