Los rugidos que alejan la tormenta

The Roars That Keep the Storm Away
Michel has chosen to leave the city and his family and friends behind to go live alone at an idyllic lagoon, where he fishes and climbs, listening to the sounds of nature and relishing its untamed beauty. He doesn’t need much in this new solitary life. And he doesn’t feel lonely – his friends know where to find him. A brief, reflective portrait shot on grainy Super 8 stock that tells of the freedom inherent in living a self-determined life.
by Santiago Reale
with Michel Fernández, Marilina Oriolani, Jerónimo Montoya, Joaquín Caminos
Argentina 2019 Spanish 15’ Colour World premiere | Documentary form


  • Michel Fernández (Michel)
  • Marilina Oriolani (Marilina)
  • Jerónimo Montoya (Jero)
  • Joaquín Caminos (Soundman)


Written and Directed by Santiago Reale
Cinematography Franco D’Alessandro
Editing Santiago Reale
Sound Design Gabriel Cominotti, Juan Protto
Sound Joaquín Caminos
Production Design Catalina Oliva
Costumes Catalina Oliva
Make-Up Rosario Araque
Assistant Director Franco D'Alessandro
Casting Santiago Reale
Production Manager Juan Protto
Producers Juan Protto, Daniela Echeverri, Santiago Reale

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Santiago Reale

Born in Casbas, Argentina in 1988, the screenwriter and director studied audiovisual arts at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. In 2016 he participated in the Berlinale Talents and in 2018, his short film Aquel verano sin hogar (That Summer Without a Home) premiered at Doclisboa in Portugal and won Best Short Film at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata. He has been a member of the pre-selection jury of the Argentinian Fondo Nacional de las Artes and is currently working on his debut feature film, La noche es de los animales (Night Belongs to Animals).

Filmography (short films)

2013 Ensayo sobre lo ominoso (Essay on the Uncanny) 2015 Esta es mi selva (This Is My Jungle) 2016 Bandidas (Bandits) 2018 Aquel verano sin hogar (That Summer Without a Home) 2019 Los rugidos que alejan la tormenta (The Roars That Keep the Storm Away)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019