Ernesto is a respected hunting guide who lives in Patagonia with his new family. After the loss of his first wife, he is forced to house his teenage son, Nahuel, whom he has not seen for more than a decade. Confronted with the past he left behind, Ernesto struggles to contain the violent outbursts of his son. In the hostility of nature, resentment will give way to a possible relationship between the two. Their reunion will confront them with their own ability to kill and forgive.
- SIAE Audience Award - Venice Critics' Week
- Best Film - IFFA Macao
- FIPRESCI Prize - Cinélatino
- Lautaro Bettoni
- Germán Palacios
- Boy Olmi
- Rita Pauls
- Natalia Garagiola
- Fernando Lockett
- Juan Manuel Tobal
- ALPHA VIOLET
- REI CINE
- GAMECHANGER FILMS
Natalia Garagiola shows a welcome dramatic maturity and lightness of touch.
An intense father-son drama is played out against the wilds of Patagonia.
Hunting Season is a multi-layered coming-of-age film, and Garagiola convincingly handles all of its various elements.
A well-crafted if fundamentally familiar tale.
Hunting Season is shaping up as a buzz title at Ventana Sur.
Trust in your crew; cinema is pure teamwork
Natalia Garagiola (Buenos Aires, 1982) graduated from Universidad del Cine, where she later has taught classes. She has written and directed three fiction short films: RINCÓN DE LÓPEZ (2011), released at BAFICI; YEGUAS Y COTORRAS (MARES AND PARAKEETS; 2012) premiered at Cannes Critics’ Week, and SUNDAYS (2014), a Danish co-production premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight as a part of the Nordic Factory programme. Her latest film HUNTING SEASON premiered at Venice Critics Week, where it won the SIAE Audience Award.