Chilean film shines with award in New Directors category at 2019 San Sebastián Film Festival

Chilean film Some Beasts, directed by Jorge Riquelme and starring Paulina García and Alfredo Castro, shined bright with the New Directors award at the 67th edition of the San Sebastián Film Festival. Riquelme landed in Spain with his second feature film, one that tells the story of a family that disembarks on an uninhabited island in the South of Chile with the dream of building a hotel. There they become stranded following the disappearance of the man who had transported them. Cold, without water, and uncertain, polite cohabitation will end, and the beasts that the family hides will be uncovered.

Importante premio para Chile! “Algunas Bestias” de Jorge Riquelme Serrano acaba de ganar el premio Kutxabank Nuevos Directores en @sansebastianfes!!! El film es protagonizado por Alfredo Castro, Paulina García, Andrew Bargsted, Consuelo Carreño y Gastón Salgado

Important award for Chile! “Some Beasts” by Jorge Riquelme Serrano just won the Kutxabank New Directors Award at @sansebastianfes!!! The film stars Alfredo Castro, Paulina García, Andrew Bargsted, Consuelo Carreño, and Gastón Salgado.

Meanwhile, the category Nest Students awarded short film Austral Fever by director Thomas Woodroffe with a Special Jury Mention at a ceremony presided over by Argentine director Martín Rejtman, leader of the jury.

Austral Fever was part of the competition in Venice and Toronto. The short film produced by Rodrigo Díaz of Brisa Producciones stars Francisca Gavilán, Nicolás Sobarzo, and Roberto Villena and tells the story of Amanda, a complacent, solitary woman who lives with her son Daniel in the Austral region of Chile. Daniel’s friend Octavio is accidentally wounded during a hunt in the woods. Amanda tends to his wound and discovers an addictive pleasure in touching it.

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