A Twelve-Year Night
|A Twelve-Year Night|
|Directed by||Álvaro Brechner|
|Written by||Álvaro Brechner|
|Music by||Federico Jusid|
|Edited by||Irene Blecua|
Nacho Ruiz Capillas
|Distributed by||Life Films (Uruguay)|
Saldavia Cinema (Spain)
A Twelve-Year Night (Spanish: La noche de 12 años) is a 2018 Uruguayan drama film directed by Álvaro Brechner.  It premiered in Official Selection at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, and it was selected as the Uruguayan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. The film won the Golden Pyramid Award at the 40th Cairo International Film Festival.
The film is about the 12-year incarceration of members of the Tupamaros, a left-wing urban guerrilla group active in the 1960s and 1970s, 9 of whom were held as "hostages" between 1972 and 1985.
As a result, several characters are dramatisations of real people. Among them, José Mujica who became the 40th President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015.
- Antonio de la Torre as José Mujica
- Chino Darín as Mauricio Rosencof
- Alfonso Tort as Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro
- César Troncoso as Militar
- Soledad Villamil as Psiquiatra
A Twelve-Year Night won the Golden Pyramid Award at the 40th Cairo International Film Festival on 29 November 2018. The film received six nominations for the 6th Platino Awards, including Best Ibero-American Film and Best Director.
- List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Uruguayan submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
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