The village and the dead racing driver: a disturbing Argentinian drama about mourning and youthful identity in pictures that get under your skin. The death of Jesús López, a young racing driver killed in an accident, is met with horror. A dark cloud settles over the village, which is left stunned by the accident. In the midst of the gloom, Jesús’ cousin Abel begins to change. He identifies himself as Jesús, moves in with his parents, wears his clothes and seeks the proximity of his ex-girlfriend. At first, the villagers tolerate the strange roleplay, then their mood turns to increasing unease and irritation. But Abel is not prepared to give up his borrowed identity without a fight.
MAXIMILIANO SCHONFELD (*1982) studied at the state film school ENERC in Buenos Aires. He was assistant director under Rodrigo Moreno and Victor Kozakovzky. In 2012, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his debut feature Germania.
OV with English subtitles
Maximiliano Schonfeld, Selva Almada
Lucas Schell, Joaquín Spahn, Sofía Palomino, Ia Arteta, Alfredo Zenobi, Paula Ransenberg, Romina Pinto, Benigno Lell
Georgina Baisch, Cecilia Salim, Lucero Garzón
INCAA; Aide aux cinémas du monde; Mecenazgo Cultural; Gobierno de Entre Ríos
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