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...
- 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
- Daniel Candia
- Alejandra Yañez
- Daniel Antivilo
- Alejandro Fernández Almendras
- Inti Briones
- Alejandro Fernández
- Almendras Soledad Salfate
- Pablo Vergara
- FILM FACTORY
- EL REMANSO CINE
Alejandro Fernandez Almendras' slow-burning revenge thriller bears some of the eerie social disquiet of Pablo Larrain's work.
A quiet drama that cares as much about familial alienation as getting away with murder.
A quietly powerful character study.
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. In 2019 he released his film THE PLAY.