The Day Began Yesterday


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The Day Began Yesterday.

Orlando and Saul meet by accident. The first one is a self-confident young man, university gymnast who avoids that his HIV-positive status defines him; while Saul, on the opposite, is insecure and barely understands what having an active sexual life means. The meeting will result in a new way of seeing life, one without fear where sex is an encounter and not a way of getting away from others.


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 three last features, all represented by The Open Reel, are: I Am Happiness on Earth (2014), Tattoo of Revenge (2018) and Asphalt Goddess (2019). 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) and Boys on the Rooftop (2016). The Day Began Yesterday is his last short production.


  • Title
    The Day Began Yesterday
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    31′, col.

  • Director
    Julián Hernández
  • Screenplay
    Ulises Pérez Mancilla, Julián Hernández,
    based upon the essay Las causas ocultas by Saúl Sánchez Lovera

  • Editing
    Emiliano Arenales Osorio
  • Photography
    Alejandro Cantú

  • Music
    Arturo Villela Vega
  • Sound
    Armando Narváez del Valle,
    Daniel Rojo
  • Art Director
    David Solis
  • Cast
    Esteban Caicedo, Cristhian Díaz Cruz,
    Alfredo Veldáñez, Javier Oliván,
    Hugo Catalán, Mauricio Rico

  • Producers
    Roberto Fiesco,
    Iliana Reyes
  • Production
    Mil Nubes Cine, with Indomable Cine,
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), TVUNAM,
    Revolution 435 D&C

  • Shorts Mexico Mexico City 2020 – National Competition
  • Morelia International Film Festival 2020 – Short Film Competition
  • ZeFestival Marseille, Nice 2020
  • Chéries Chéris Film Festival Paris 2020 – Short Film Competition
  • Seoul International Pride Film Festival 2020
  • Queerscreen LGBTQI Film Festival France 2021
  • Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2021
  • Cineteca Nacional Mexico City 2021 – Retrospective Julián Hernández
  • Outfest Peru Lima 2021 – Short Film Competition
  • Mix Mexico Mexico City 2021 – Rosa Mexicano
  • Rumbo al Ariel Mexico City 2021
  • QFest Houston 2021
  • VIHsible Lima 2021
  • Muestra de Cine LGBTI+ de Cantabria Santander 2021
  • Mix Mexico Mexico City 2023

  • Ariel Awards 2021 – Nomination for the Best Short Film

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