Berlinale

Dog Flesh (Carne de perro)

Synopsis
Alejandro is at a very difficult point in his life. He is a lonesome and unpredictable man who carries the enormous weight of his past as a torturer during the Pinochet regime. When his taxi breaks down, it totally disrupts the laboriously maintained rhythm of his life. On his quest for a new identity Alejandro gets lost between the ghosts of earlier times and the obsessive attempt at coping with his situation. A man has started to dissolve, his view of reality is increasingly distorted, and he is being cannibalized by his own past. Desperately he tries to re-interpret his life and find a new direction for his existence. Following an emotional and physical breakdown he flees into the community of a strange evangelical sect which saturates his need for closeness and hierarchical order. However, a person like Alejandro does remain a social risk after all - unpredictable like a dormant volcano.


World Premiere
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012, New Directors Award

Theatrical release in Germany
April 3, 2014

Key festivals and awards
Göteborg International Film Festival 2013
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2013
Coral Prize for the best Opera Prima, Havana International Film Festival 2012
Movie City Award, Valdivia International Film Festival 2012

Chile 2012
Director: Fernando Guzzoni
Producers: CENECA Producciones (Chile), Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion (Germany), JBA Producions (France)
German WCF Partner: Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion
World sales : FiGa Films (United States)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in November 2011
Funding amount: 40,000€