To Kill a Man

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    To Kill a Man

    Matar a un hombre

    Directed by

    Chile, France

    2014

    82 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    Edinburgh IFFJerusalem FFMunich FFPalm Springs IFF

    Hard-working and poor, Jorge and his family are terrorised by local criminal Kalule's clan. Jorge's teenage son boldly tries to stand up for his father, and as a result Kalule shoots the boy. Despite the death of the young boy, Kalule only receives a minimum sentence and the tension escalates...

    Awards

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    • Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema Dramatic) - Sundance Film Festival
    • Don Quixote Award, Special Jury Award - Fribourg IFF
    • Grand Prize City of Lisbon - IndieLisboa IIFF
    • Miami Future Cinema Critics Award - Miami FF
    • Jury Award - Pacific Meridian IFF
    • KNF Award - IFF Rotterdam

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Daniel Candia
    Alejandra Yañez
    Daniel Antivilo
    Screenplay
    Alejandro Fernández Almendras
    Cinematography
    Inti Briones
    Editing
    Alejandro Fernández
    Almendras Soledad Salfate
    Music
    Pablo Vergara
    Sales
    FILM FACTORY
    Production
    EL REMANSO CINE

    Press

    Alejandro Fernandez Almendras' slow-burning revenge thriller bears some of the eerie social disquiet of Pablo Larrain's work.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    A quiet drama that cares as much about familial alienation as getting away with murder.

    John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

    A quietly powerful character study.

    Carlos Aguilar, Indiewire

    Alejandro Fernández Almendras

    Alejandro Fernández Almendras

    Chile

    Film criticism has been key to my work as a filmmaker

    Born in 1971, Chile. Alejandro Fernández Almendras studied journalism and since 2002 has directed several awarded short films. His debut feature HUACHO (2009) premiered in Festival de Cannes and his second film BY THE FIRE (2011) premiered at San Sebastian FF. TO KILL A MAN (2014) won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at Sundance FF and represented Chile at the Academy and Goya Awards. His film MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2016) premiered at San Sebastian and Sundance FF. His latest film, THE BEST WE CAN (2018), partially funded by the Jeonju Cinema Project grant, courtesy of the Korean festival, was screened at Jeonju IFF 2018. Its final cut entitled THE PLAY / HRA will be launched internationally early 2019.

    Selected Filmography