Dark Suns

Soleils Noirs

Canada, 2018, 154 min, Black and white

An elusive evil has taken over Mexico. Twenty years ago, the screams of young women echoed in the northern regions of the country, victims of unprecedented misogynistic fury. Behind the volcanoes of the capital, hundreds more suffered the same fate in recent years. Elsewhere, farmers, students as well as travellers disappear from roads while several journalists are gunned down. This climate of impunity opens the door to all abuses, and the entire country lives in terror. Some raise their voices, denouncing and investigating, while others, armed with shovels and trying to avoid ambushes, look for the missing people. As testimonies and discoveries add up, the truth slowly emerges.



Julien Elie


Julien Elie


Ernesto Pardo,François Messier-Rheault


Aube Foglia


Daniel Capeille,Gabriel Villegas


Julien Elie is a director from Montreal, Canada. He has made films including THE LAST MEAL (2002) and THE ONE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (2002). His latest feature, DARK SUNS (2018), has been selected to play at the RIDM Festival in Montreal.


Canada, 2018, RIDM, Montreal, Winner Grand Prix

RIDM, Montreal, Canada 2018 - Winner Grand Prix

Denmark, 2019, CPH:DOX, Winner F:ACT Award

CPH:DOX, Denmark 2019 - Winner F:ACT Award

Mexico, 2019, FICUMAN, Public Award

FICUMAN, Mexico 2019 - Public Award

Canada, 2019, DOXA, Vancouver, The Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary

DOXA, Vancouver, Canada 2019 - The Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary

United Kingdom, 2019, Sheffield Doc/Fest,

Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom 2019 -


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