La fiera y la fiesta

Holy Beasts
Jean-Louis Jorge (1947-2000) was a Dominican filmmaker and the author of a sensual and transgressive body of work. This film is both dedicated to this unsung hero - unknown to most of the world but revered in his home country – and wholeheartedly embedded in his universe.
Aging punk diva Vera arrives in Santo Domingo to direct her beloved friend Jean-Louis Jorge’s unfinished project: a musical film entitled ‘La fiera y la fiesta’. Welcoming her are two other old friends, Víctor, the producer, and Martín, the cinematographer. The trio spent the golden years of their youth together as an artistic troupe. Joining them is Henry, Vera’s loyal choreographer. As preparations get under way and shooting commences amidst numerous glamorous social gatherings, conflict and death also begin to creep up on the haunted production.
Pervaded by a libidinous tropical atmosphere, Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas’ seventh directorial collaboration is a boldly inventive meditation on the ageing process and the pleasures of the flesh.
by Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
with Geraldine Chaplin, Udo Kier, Luis Ospina, Jaime Piña, Jackie Ludueña
Dominican Republic / Argentina / Mexico 2019 Spanish,  English,  French,  Subtitles: English 90’ Colour World premiere

With

  • Geraldine Chaplin (Vera)
  • Udo Kier (Henry)
  • Luis Ospina (Martín)
  • Jaime Piña (Víctor)
  • Jackie Ludueña (Yony)
  • Pau Bertolini (Stonem)
  • Jeradin Asencio (Myriam)
  • Fifi Poulakidas (Stella)

Crew

Written and directed byLaura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
CinematographyIsrael Cárdenas
EditingAndrea Kleinman, Israel Cárdenas, Pablo Chea
Sound DesignLeandro de Loredo
SoundDavid Hernández, Denis Godoy, Homer Mora, Alain Muñiz, Facundo Girón
Production DesignMónica de Moya
CostumesLaura Guerrero
Make-upTatjana Dulovic
CastingValerie Hernández
Assistant DirectorGabriela Latorre
ProducersGabriel Tineo, Rafael Elías Muñoz, Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
Executive ProducersAlbert Martínez
Co-producersBenjamín Domenech, Santiago Gallelli, Matías Roveda, Nicolas Celis, Sandino Saravia Vinay
Co-productionRei Cine, Buenos Aires
Pimienta Films, Mexiko-Stadt

Produced by

Aurora Dominicana

Domingo, Dominican Republic

+1 809 6888278

www.auroradominicana.com/ www.auroradominicana.com/

Batú Films

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

+1 829 5213680

Lantica Media

San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

+1 809 5440000

lantica.media/ lantica.media/

World sales

Latido Films

Madrid, Spain

+34 91 5488877

Laura Amelia Guzmán

The duo have directed, written, photographed and produced several feature films together. Guzmán was born in 1980 in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, where she studied fine arts and photography. She then moved to Cuba to attend the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) where she specialised in cinematography. Cárdenas was born in 1980 in Monterrey, Mexico, where he studied communications. The couple run the Aurora Dominicana production company together as well as the post-production studio, Aurora Color, and the independent cinema, Cinema Boreal.

Filmography

2007 Cochochi; Co-director: Israel Cárdenas 2010 Jean Gentil; Co-director: Israel Cárdenas 2013 Carmita; Co-director: Israel Cárdenas, documentary 2014 Dólares de arena (Sand Dollars); Co-director: Israel Cárdenas 2017 Noelí en los países (Noelí Overseas); Co-director: Israel Cárdenas, documentary · Sambá; Co-director: Israel Cárdenas

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Israel Cárdenas

The duo have directed, written, photographed and produced several feature films together. Guzmán was born in 1980 in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, where she studied fine arts and photography. She then moved to Cuba to attend the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) where she specialised in cinematography. Cárdenas was born in 1980 in Monterrey, Mexico, where he studied communications. The couple run the Aurora Dominicana production company together as well as the post-production studio, Aurora Color, and the independent cinema, Cinema Boreal.

Filmography

2007 Cochochi; Co-director: Laura Amelia Guzmán 2010 Jean Gentil; Co-director: Laura Amelia Guzmán 2013 Carmita; Co-director: Laura Amelia Guzmán, documentary 2014 Dólares de arena (Sand Dollars); Co-director: Laura Amelia Guzmán 2017 Noelí en los países (Noelí Overseas); Co-director: Laura Amelia Guzmán, documentary · Sambá; Co-director: Laura Amelia Guzmán

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Dates

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