Synopsis (momentan nur in Englisch verfügbar)
In the prelude of the twentieth century, Pedro arrives in Tierra del Fuego to immortalise the marriage of a powerful landowner. Fascinated by the beauty of the bride-to-be, he betrays the rules and is left to face the land, crawling with violence and marked by the genocide of the indigenous land.
In 1900, Chile and Argentina donated a parcel of what at that point had been unexploited land to a group of Europeans known as the Tierra del Fuego Exploitation Society. Powerful latifundistas saw these lands as a perfect place to graze their sheep, and as a place where they could generate great fortunes. From the moment of their arrival, the colonizers clashed with the Ona, who didn’t have a concept of private property and crossed over fences to hunt the latifundista’s sheep. It took merely 15 years for men, women and children to be exterminated.
Venice International Film Festival 2019, Orizzonti
Key festivals and awards
Orizzonti Award for Best Director, FIPRESCI Award, Venice International Film Festival 2019; Busan International Film Festival 2019, El Gouna Film Festival 2019
Director: Theo Court
Producers: El Viaje Films (Spain), Don Quijote Films (Chile), Kundschafter Filmproduktion (Germany), Pomme Hurlante Films (France)
German WCF partner: Kundschafter Filmproduktion
World sales: Stray Dogs (France)
Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in November 2017
Funding amount: 45.000 €