US Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography, Sundance Film Festival
Special Jury Mention, F:act Award, CPH:DOX
Firebird Award for Best Documentary, Hong Kong International Film Festival
This multi-award winning documentary and one of the hot films of the international film fest circuit, follows the Ochea family: Fer, Juan and Josue. The father and his two sons spend their nights running the family business, driving a for-profit ambulance through the streets of Mexico City, racing through the night streets, sometimes competing against other ambulances, to get to the injured and sick.
Filled with strange, amusing and sometimes grotesque juxtapositions, seeing family life unfold in such extreme and intense situations never stops being fascinating and constantly asks the questions “what happens when the ambulance becomes the ambulance chaser?”
Shot from the centre of the action, Midnight Familyis a powerful cinema verite portrait of the Ocheas, their ambulance, and the night streets of the city.
"A deft mix of big-picture doc-making and intimate moments... not to mention a wild — and remarkably eye-opening — ride.” David Fear, Rolling Stone
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