Jésus López
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    Jésus López

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    Argentina, France

    2021

    86 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    Jesús López, a young racing driver, dies accidentally leaving his village in astonishment. His cousin Abel, a drifting teenager, gradually feels tempted to take his place. He moves in with Jesús' parents, wears his clothes, gets closer to his friends and ex-girlfriend. At first, people accept him and Abel takes a liking to the role. But the resemblance to his cousin becomes disturbing, to the point that he ends up transforming into Jesús López. A car race in homage to Jesús is organized in the village. Animated by the spirit of his cousin, Abel drives the deceased's car. The outcome of this race will determine whether or not the result of the transformation becomes definitive.

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    Cast
    Lucas Schell
    Joaquin Spahn
    Sofia Palomino
    Screenplay
    Maximiliano Schonfeld
    Selva Almada
    Cinematography
    Federico Lastra
    Editing
    Ana Remón
    Music
    Javier Diz
    Sales
    PLUTO FILM
    Production
    MURILLO CINE

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    Maximiliano Schonfeld

    Maximiliano Schonfeld

    Argentina

    Born in 1982 in Crespo, Argentina, Maximiliano studied Film and TV in the Córdoba National University and later graduated from the ENERC. He worked as an assistant director in films by Santiago Loza and Iván Fund, and directed the short films ESNORQUEL (2005), ENTRELUCES (2006) and INVERNARIO (2010). In 2012, he wrote and directed GERMANIA (2012), which was awarded the NDR Hamburg, Special Jury Award Bafici, Best Film and Best Director at Punta del Este. Schonfeld was then invited to participate at the DOX:LAB, program held by the Copenhagen Film Festival, for which he directed the medium-length AUSTER, with Estonian director Kadri Kõusaar. His second feature film, THE BLACK FROST (La Helada Negra), was selected at the Berlinale Panorama in 2016.

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