The Dragon Defense

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The Dragon Defense (La defensa del dragón)

Directed by Natalia Santa

  • Colombia 2017; 80 min
  • Original version: Spanish
  • Genre: Fiction

Press Quotes

The Dragon’s Defense’s keen sense of how people can be moulded by their refreshingly original, and conveyed with real directorial panache.

Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

A solid story around a protagonist unable to take the reins of his own life.

Juanma Ruiz, Caimán Cuadernos de Cine

A fitfully amusing debut... With a spare, understated sense of humor that feels somewhat related to a Latin American version of the Kaurismaki brothers.

Jay Weissberg, Variety

Heavily influenced by Aki Kaurismaki’s films, playing with the coldness of its characters and the dialogues which are assumed as acts of conciseness and synthesis.

Mónica Delgado, Desistfilm

Wry, compassionate female perspective on some uncomfortably familiar midlife male traits.

Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter


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Film Review: ‘The Dragon Defense’

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