(Temporada de Caza)
Country: Argentina, France, Germany, Qatar, USA
Original Title: Temporada de Caza
Running Time: 105min
Film Year: 2017
Category: HBO Ibero American Competition
Following his mother’s death, troubled teenager Nahuel (Lautaro Bettoni) spins his grief into acts of fiery aggression—acts that force him to swap his Buenos Aires home for the desolate Patagonian farm belonging to his father Ernesto (German Palacios) and his new family. The situation makes for chilly tensions that only time—and a willingness to truly connect—can thaw.
Winner of the Venice Critics’ Week Audience Award, Natalia Garagiola’s feature debut exudes emotional intelligence, particularly with regards to prickly masculine codes. The film benefits enormously from Garagiola’s close attention to her actors: Bettoni’s Nahuel roils with the inner torment of adolescence, while Palacios movingly uncovers the vulnerability underneath Ernesto’s taciturn comportment. Hunting Season may have a gruff exterior, but it’ll hit you in the heart.
This film is also featured in the 2018 Film Festival’s Jordan Resler Screenwriting Competition film category.
Director: Natalia Garagiola
Producer: Santiago Gallelli, Matías Roveda, Benjamin Domenech, Gonzalo Tobal
Screenwriter: Natalia Garagiola
Executive Producer: Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Wendy Ettinger, Julie Parker Benello, Philipp Stendebach
Production Company: Rei Cine
Cinematographer: Fernando Lockett
Editor: Gonzalo Tobal