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Oscuro Animal חיה אפלה

Oscuro Animal
Dir.: Felipe Guerrero | 107 minutes

Oscuro Animal

Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Greece 2016 | 107 minutes | No Dialogue

Three women are forced to leave their homes in a war-torn region of Columbia. Each one’s journey leads her from the depths of the jungle into the safer suburbs of Bogota where they must find the strength to start afresh.

In his feature debut, Felipe Guerrero strips out the dialogue, a choice which poignantly foregrounds the non-stop soundtrack of the forest and its animals, nature itself in all its beautiful and brutal glory, and the three protagonists running for their lives. The Columbian director employs a symbolic language and a calculated preference of a slow space which quickly turns the film’s viewing experience into one that is equally challenging and rewarding.