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17-year-old Sol and her mother move to a new town, and into the home of her mother's new boyfriend, Gonzalo. Encountering only hostility and bullying at her new and harassment from Gonzalo at home, Sol takes to the streets where she crosses paths with a mysterious white dog. From then on, any time she finds herself in danger, the dog appears, seemingly out of nowhere, to protect her...


Grimmfest says: Thematically, something of a companion piece to SLAPFACE, this opts for a far more low-key approach; dialling the genre element right down and focusing almost entirely on the human drama. The protagonist here is slightly older, a teenage girl, and the creature she forms an unlikely bond with is less obviously supernatural; a mysterious feral white dog, which starts turning up to rescue her whenever she feels threatened, or in a situation outside of her control. Less a full on horror movie than a study of teenage alienation with a twist of dark urban fantasy, in which the dog serves as a highly ferocious concrete metaphor for the protagonist's escalating rage and anxiety, this is nevertheless a disquieting, and ultimately emotionally devastating film. The performances are strong, with Lu Grasso exceptional in the lead, there's a fine sense of place, and of the characters' small-town, dead-end existence, and the dog is both impressively fearsome and strangely appealing. Those of you who enjoyed TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID will want to check this one out.

 

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    92 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Country
    Argentina
  • Premiere
    UK Premiere
  • Rating
    15
  • Director
    Sebastian Perillo
  • Screenwriter
    Paula Marotta
  • Producer
    Sebastian Perillo, Fernando Abadi, Rosana Ojeda
  • Cast
    Lu Grasso, Esteban Lamothe, Jazmín Stuart, Gustavo Garzón, Agustin Daulte, Macarena Suárez
  • Cinematographer
    Christian Cottet
  • Editor
    Francisco D'Eufemia, Flor Efrón, Nicolás Goldbart