“There’s a reason why Lovecraft’s tales are set in abandoned villages and hamlets, forgotten by the rest of the world. There’s a reason why horror films are set far from the metropolis. Because the supernatural cannot withstand raw white light, it depends on shadows, on a place far from everything to exist.”
Alina is almost thirty years old and lives in São Paulo. A doctoral student in the history of religions, she spends her days in front of a computer on the twenty-first floor of a skyscraper, trapped in a food job in advertising. She struggles to overcome a family bereavement and gradually loses her joie de vivre. Until the day she is contacted by the police, who need her knowledge to unmask a sect suspected of kidnapping. What if this was a unique opportunity to break her routine? To take charge of her life and find meaning in the questions that beset her?
A day and a night will be enough to shake Alina’s certainties, and by the same token those of a whole generation anaesthetized by her daily life. In Malgré tout la nuit tombe, Antônio Xerxenesky brings out the irrational in our Cartesian existences, awakening our deepest anxieties.