By Day And By Night
By Day and By Night

Film Title

By Day And By Night


    Tuesday 04 October 16:00
  • Wednesday 05 October 12:30
  • All Tickets £5.00


90 mins

Director: Alejandro Molina Country: Mexico
Writer: Molina, Roberto Garza Angulo Original Format: 35mm
Dir. of Photography: Germán Lammers Print Source:
Producer: Roberto Garza Angulo, Jaime Romandía
Cast: Sandra Echeverría, Manuel Balbi, Gala Montes

Film Details

UK Premiere

Official Selection Feature

Short Synopsis:

When over-population made co-existence impossible, the Government decided to divide the population by implanting an enzyme into people's DNA. Hence, all humans are now regulated by solar light and darkness, tranforming people into either day or night inhabitants.


By Day and By NightSometime in the not-too-distant future the leadership of a hive of humans struggles against overpopulation by genetically modifying people so they adhere to ‘shifts’. Half the inhabitants live in the day time and half at night, spending the other half of their shifts in an induced resting state. Luna is a young girl forced into a different shift to her mother, so they can never spend life together. Urbano, a scientist, rescues Luna and with her mother and they try to make an escape to the exterior, where due to a phenomenon of nature they can spend the briefest of moments alive together.

Produced by the Mexican Institute of Cinematography, By Day and By Night carries a deep message about the way humanity is headed: people are divided into roles, separated into shifts, spending their whole lives together but never really meeting. As societal bonds disappear however, emotional bonds form between three people; they achieve what the leadership despises, the ability to be moved. The militaristic hierarchy evident in this film is somewhat reminiscent of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, building on a dystopian image of the future that seems only too relevant in today’s work-obsessed and power-hungry world.

Orestes Kouzof

07 October 2011 Louise Hector By Day and By Night

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Practical Information

Screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street


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