Holy Beasts

La fiera y la fiesta
DO/AR/MX 2019 | 90 Min | DCP
Metro Historisch
Fr, 27.09. | 18:00
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The diva Vera plans to make a film out of a script written by the late Dominican underground cult director Jean-Louis Jorge. Yet the tribute to her good friend already runs into difficulties in its early stages due to conflicts with the team and rampant loss of grip on reality. Jorge, who was in fact a real obscure filmmaker from the Dominican Republic only produced three feature films, all of which were mixtures of classic Hollywood pathos, melodramatic camp and a sleep-walking atmosphere. Holy Beasts is a love letter to this artist, cast with friends and contemporaries that surfed the underground of the 1970s just as Jorge did, amongst which is (of course) Udo Kier.

Laura Melia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
have directed, written, photographed and produced several feature films together since their first movie as a duo Cochochi (2007). Guzmán (*1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) studied fine arts and photography and then moved to Cuba to attend film school there. Cárdenas (*1980 in Monterrey, Mexico) studied communications. The couple run the Aurora Dominicana production company together.
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Language OmeU
Director Laura Melia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
Cast Geraldine Chaplin, Udo Kier, Luis Ospina,
Writer Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
Editing Andrea Kleinman, Pablo Chea, Israel Cárdenas
Cinematography Israel Cárdenas
Metro Historisch
Fr, 27.09. | 18:00