By Lukas V. Rinner
Hernán a middle-aged geologist working for a public investigation center, arrives with a group of strangers to an isolated house on the Delta area of Tigre. Amongst housewives, professionals and an elderly tennis instructor, Hernán constitutes part of a middle-class community that has left their comfortable lives of suburban Buenos Aires. Together, they train, following strict guidelines for what seems to be the preparation for the end of the world.
Festival Participations: IFF Rotterdam (Hivos Tiger Awards competition), Göteborg IFF (competition), Vilnius IFF, Diagonale (Jugendjury Award), CPH PIX, Crossing Europe FF, Jeonju IFF (Special Jury Prize), Transilvania IFF, Art Film Fest, FID Marseille, Pula IFF, Montreal World FF, San Francisco Latino FF, BFI London FF, Hamburg IFF, Riga IFF, Warsaw FF, Sao Paulo IFF (competition), Mumbai IFF (competition), Mar del Plata FF (Best Feature Film of Argentine Panorama), Seville EFF (competition), Ljubljana IFF (competition), Heimspiel, Malatya FF (competition), Glasgow FF, Dublin IFF, Cinequest, Cleveland IFF a.o.
„Sharp-edged calling-card with killer payoff.“ – The Hollywood Reporter
“one of the more noteworthy contenders for the Tiger Awards at Rotterdam” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Fitfully amusing and pleasingly unpredictable” – Variety
Pablo Seijo – Hernan / Eva Bianco – Celina / Martin Shanly – Juan
Director: Lukas V. Rinner / Writers: Esteban Prado, Ana Godoy, Lukas Valenta Rinner / Cinematographer: Roman Kasseroller / Editor: Ana Godoy, Javier Favot / Production design: Valentina Dariomerlo / Sound design: Nahuel Palenque / Music: Dino Spiluttini / Producers: Lukas Valenta Rinner, Alex Piperno, Juan Pablo Martínez
/ Production Companies: Nabis Filmgroup S.R.L, La Pobladora Cine, 2Mcine, Catnap
Original title: Parabellum / shot with RED in 4K / scope / available for screenings in DCP / colour / 75 min / original language Spanish with English subtitles / Argentina, Austria, Uruguay 2015