Silver Lion for best directing, Venice IFF 2016

Directed by: Amat ESCALANTE
Year of production: 2016
Country: DENMARK
Genre: drama
Length: 100 minutes

Young mother Alejandra is a working housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her brother Fabian works as a nurse in a local hospital. Their provincial lives are upset with the arrival of mysterious Veronica. Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia, and male chauvinism exist. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems. Something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath.

Amat ESCALANTE – Director
Amat ESCALANTE & Gibrán PORTELA – Screenwriters
Manuel ALBERTO CLARO – Director of Photography
Fernanda de la PEZA & Jacob SECHER SCHULSINGER – Editors
Guro MOE, Lasse MARHAUG & Martín ESCALANTE – Music
Sergio DIAZ, Vincent ARNADI & Rául LOCATELLI – Sound design
Daniela SCHNEIDER – Production Designer

Alejandra – Ruth RAMOS
Veronica – Simone BUCIO
Angel – Jesús MEZA