THE BLACK FROST

LA HELADA NEGRA

By Maximiliano SCHONFELD

PASTO - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

In a world disconnected from time, descendants of European immigrants cultivate their land and traditions, but the plantations of the Lell brothers farm are threaten by a frost. A young woman appears, the frost stops. Hope emerges among the villagers who start to worship her like a saint.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2016
Panorama
Hong-Kong Filmart 2016
Asian Premier
Festival de Cinema d'Autor de Barcelona 2016
Toulouse (ARCALT) 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 81 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maximiliano SCHONFELD
    • Writer(s)
    • Maximiliano SCHONFELD
    • Producer(s)
    • Barbara FRANCISCO (PASTO), Delfina MONTECCHIA (Pasto)
    • Synopsis
    • The plantations in Entre Ríos are being devastated by a frost that spreads and burns the plants, turning them black.
      At the Lell brothers’ farm, where they live with their nephew Lucas, a young woman appears and starts assisting them with the day-to-day chores.
      Since the moment she arrives, the farm starts to recover mysteriously: the vegetables survive the frost, Lucas’s greyhound makes it in the racetrack and fish appear swimming in an abandoned pond.
      The Lell brothers are in awe at how their crop has remained intact. However, the presence of the young woman grows them restless. Yet Lucas sees something different in her: she’s is a saint that has come to save them.
      Word spreads and soon the villagers start coming in, looking for a miracle. They worship her more and more as she goes along with her new role of saint.
      The young woman has to decide whether she accepts her new position within the community or she continues on her way.
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