The Queen of the Night

The Queen of the Night
Directed by Arturo Ripstein
Produced by Jean-Michel Lacor
Written by Paz Alicia Garciadiego
Starring Patricia Reyes Spíndola
Cinematography Bruno de Keyzer
Edited by Rafael Castanedo
Release dates
  • 7 September 1994 (1994-09-07)
Running time
117 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

The Queen of the Night (Spanish: La reina de la noche) is a 1994 Mexican drama film directed by Arturo Ripstein. It was entered into the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.[1]



Ariel Awards

The Ariel Awards are awarded annually by the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences in Mexico. La Reina de la Noche received six awards out of 12 nominations.[2]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1996 La Reina de la Noche Best Picture Nominated
Patricia Reyes Spíndola Best Actress Won
Ana Ofelia Murguía Best Supporting Actress Won
Arturo Alegro Best Actor in a Minor Role Nominated
Paz Alicia Garciadiego Best Original Story Nominated
Best Screenplay Nominated
Best Original Music Theme or Song Won
Lucía Álvarez Won
Rafael Castanedo Best Editing Nominated
José Luis Aguilar Best Production Design Won
Ángeles Martínez and Eduardo Corona Best Set Design Won
Graciela Mazón Best Costume Design Won


  1. "Festival de Cannes: The Queen of the Night". Retrieved 27 August 2009.
  2. "XXXVIII 1996 — Ganadores y nominados" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. 1996. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
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