Life is not easy in the frontier region of Jujuy (Argentina). Cabra is a teenager with a dream: he wants to become a professional dancer of Malambo. During the Carnival the most important competition of his life will take place, and he will be ready for it no matter what. However, his father, an unbridled ex-convict, seems to have another plan.
Debutant Juan Pablo Félix shows his depurate skills. With an interesting framing carefully studying the movements and a steady hand for drawing a rather tense atmosphere, he builds up a story that catches you since the first sequence, jumping from a social drama to an unexpected thriller.
Embodied in a savage landscape, between town and pampas, this appealing and intriguing plot is carried by two main actors, the charismatic father, the great Chilean actor Alfredo Castro, and the young Martin López, whose magnetic presence will lead you along the story. Both represent two faces of eternal fight of ‘good and evil’ forces while you get trapped by rhythmic and hypnotic movements of malambo dancers.
Javier Garcia Puerto
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Juan Pablo Félix (snd 1983) on lõpetanud Argentina Rahvusliku filmikooli (ENERC). Pärast kooli lõpetamist töötas eriefektide projektijuhina suurimas filmiefektide tootmisele spetsialiseerunud Iberoameerika kompaniis. On töötanud filmide „The Secret in Their Eyes“ (rež Juan José Campanella, 2009), „The Headless Woman“ (rež Lucrecia Martel, 2008) ja „Carancho“ (rež Pablo Trapero, 2010) tootmises. Lavastajana teinud nii dokumentaalfilme, telesarju, lühifilme ja reklaamfilme nii Argentinas kui Hispaanias. „Karneval“ on tema debüütmängufilm.