The Dread

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The Dread

Directed by Pablo Aparo, Martin Benchimol

  • Argentina 2017; 67 min
  • Original version: Spanish
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Best Documentary - IDFA
    • Special Jury Prize - FICG
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Synopsis

In a remote village in Argentina, home cures replace western medicine. Every disease is treated by neighbours except ‘the dread, a rare disease that attacks women and is only curable by an old man, whom no one is encouraged to visit. A strange microclimate of mysteries this is a world where religious beliefs, esotericism and harsh precepts about family are combined.

Production

  • MACHITA

     

  • GEMA FILMS

     

International Sales

  • BERTA FILM

    Antonio Laforgia