The Gold Bug
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    The Gold Bug

    El Escarabajo de Oro

    Directed by

    Argentina, Denmark, Sweden


    102 min

    • Spanish


    They all struggle: European Filmmakers vs. South American Filmmakers; Independent Cinema vs. Cinema Funds; Wild vs. Civilisation; North vs. South; Pirates vs. Pirates; An old XIXth Century Politician vs. an old XIX Century feminist Poet; Producers vs. Directors; Poe vs. Stevenson; Long John Silver vs. Captain Smollet; Adventure vs. Money; Beauty vs. Greed; The search of truth and wisdom vs. hypocrisy and wickedness; The rich vs. the poor; Men vs. Women; Fiction vs. Facts.
    They all struggle, but only one wins.


    • Special Jury Mention - International Competition COSQUÍN
    • Best Film - Argentine Competition BAFICI



    Rafel Spregelburd
    Walter Jakob
    Luciana Acuna
    Agustina Sario
    Georg Tielmann
    Matthieu Perpoint
    Alejo Moguillansky
    Mariano Llinas
    Agustin Gagliardi
    Milton Rodriguez
    Rodrigo Sanchez Marino
    Fernando Tur
    Andrea Garrote
    Hugo Santiago
    Saga Garde
    Lisandro Andres de Lima
    Enrique Ramon Clos y Ezequiel de Rosso
    Ariel Haas
    Luciano Mendez y Rene Kuger
    Cacho Gauna 
    Alejo Moguillansky
    Mariano Llinas
    Fia-Stina Sandlund
    Agustin Mendilaharzu
    Cecilia Madorno
    Alejo Moguillansky and Mariano Llinás
    Gabriel Chwojnik
    Alejo  Moguillansky

    Alejo Moguillansky


    Born in Buenos Aires in 1978, Alejo Moguillansky directed LA PRISONERA (2006), CASTRO (2009) (Best Film and Best Cinematography, Argentine Competition - Bafici ‘09), EL LORO Y EL CISNE (2013) (Special Mention of the Jury in Argentine Competition - Bafici ‘13), NINE SHORT FILMS ON AQUILEA and BORGES/SANTIAGO (2008). His films have been shown in Berlinale, Locarno, Viennale, London, Thessaloniki, Warsaw, among others. He has edited films by Mariano Llinás, Matías Piñeiro, Hugo Santiago, Rafael Filippelli, Albertina Carri, Juan Villegas. His latest film THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL was selected at FICUNAM 2018.

    Selected Filmography

    Fia-Stina Sandlund

    Fia-Stina Sandlund


    Born in 1973. Fia-Stina Sandlund s a Swedish artist and director based in Stockholm and New York, working at the intersection of journalism, social activism and “re-enaction” as a form of history writing. She was educated at the Academy of Photography and Film in Gothenburg and Konstfack in Stockholm. She’s currently working on a film trilogy based on August Strindberg’s famous play MISS JULIE.