35mm – 91 min.

City of Dark

Dreams. Memories. Microchips. 10 seconds into the future there is no light.

A scientist named Plato has developed a computer capable of imaging subconscious memories and dreams. A cyber-subversive, Alice, is caught infiltrating the system. She is mistaken for an industrial spy and scanned – only to reveal compromising images of her and the scientist. Unable to explain these memories, which have never happened, Plato becomes obsessed with finding Alice. But when he does, she confronts him with his own complicity in an immoral corporate scheme.

Award for most innovative film language.

Figueira da Foz International Film Festival (Portugal)

"City of Dark"
"City of Dark" Awards
35mm – 1998 – 91 min.

Director, Writer, Co-Producer, Editor
Bruno Lazaro
Co-Producers
Greg Klymkiw
Michael Allder

“City of Dark” was shot on pushed high-speed 16mm B&W Kodak and Ilford film in Toronto, then blown up to 35mm at the Du-Art Film Laboratories in New York.

The director’s cut, digitally restored, reconstructed and remastered was re-released in 2020.

City of Dark

Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival

L’Alternativa Festival of Independent Cinema, Barcelona

UNAM Mexico City (Mexico)

Sudbury; Bogota (Colombia); IFFM (IFP) New York (USA); Filmoteca Española, Madrid

Other Projects

16mm

The Traveller

DV

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