Hunting Season

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    Hunting Season

    Temporada de caza

    Directed by

    Argentina, Usa, Germany, France, Qatar

    2017

    110 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    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.

    Awards

    • SIAE Audience Award - Venice Critics' Week
    • Best Film - IFFA Macao
    • FIPRESCI Prize - Cinélatino

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Lautaro Bettoni
    Germán Palacios
    Boy Olmi
    Rita Pauls
    Screenplay
    Natalia Garagiola
    Cinematography
    Fernando Lockett
    Music
    Juan Manuel Tobal
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET
    Production
    REI CINE
    Production
    GAMECHANGER FILMS

    Press

    Natalia Garagiola shows a welcome dramatic maturity and lightness of touch.

    Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily

    An intense father-son drama is played out against the wilds of Patagonia.

    Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily

    Hunting Season is a multi-layered coming-of-age film, and Garagiola convincingly handles all of its various elements.

    Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa

    A well-crafted if fundamentally familiar tale.

    Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

    Hunting Season is shaping up as a buzz title at Ventana Sur.

    Emiliano Granada, Variety

    Natalia Garagiola

    Natalia Garagiola

    Argentina

    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.

    Selected Filmography