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To Kill the Beast

Emilia is looking for her brother in the jungle but makes an unexpected discovery: a sexual awakening. Meanwhile, an unknown beast is lurking in the thick haze.
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director

Agustina San Martin

Year

2021

Title

To Kill the Beast

original title

Matar a la Bestia

Length

79 min

Language

Spanish

Subtitles

English

countries

Argentina, Chile, Brazil

cast

Tamara ROCCA, Ana BRUN, Joao MIGUEL, Sabrina GRINCHSPUN

Producers

Diego Amson

Writers

Distribution

The Party Film Sales

Production Company

Caudillo Cine, Estúdio Giz, Oro Films, Lucila de Arizmendi

DOP

Deep within the South American jungle, it’s not only the border between Argentina and Brazil that can be difficult to map out. Perfectly in tune with the continent’s tradition for magical realism, this arthouse-beast also blurs out the lines between faith and superstition, dreams, and reality. The film follows the young Emilia who in her search for her lost brother moves into her auntie’s unpopular hostel. Here, she meets a beautiful, young woman who sparks an unknown desire. Sexuality sprouts while the locals are on the hunt for a mysterious beast in the dense fog. An evocative debut that brings the female desire to the fore.

Director

Agustina San Martin

Agustina San Martín is an Argentinian filmmaker. Prior to ‘To Kill the Beast’, San Martín debuted with the short film ‘The Swedish Cousin’ (2017), co-written and -directed with Inés María Barrionuevo, which premiered at Berlinale. Her short film ‘Monster God’ (2019) received a special mention at Cannes.

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