THE DREAD

EL ESPANTO

By Pablo APARO, Martín BENCHIMOL

GEMA FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2017

In a lost Argentinian town, home remedies replace western medicine. Every illlness is treated by neigbhors, except for “the dread”, a strange condition that can only be cured by an old man no one dares to visit.

Festivals
& Awards

BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2017
Argentinian Competition
Ventana Sur 2017
Video Library
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2017
Argentinian Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 67 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pablo APARO, Martín BENCHIMOL
    • Writer(s)
    • Pablo APARO, Martín BENCHIMOL
    • Producer(s)
    • Mayra BOTTERO (MAYRA BOTTERO), Gema JUAREZ ALLEN (GEMA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • An ambulance makes its way through the dirt and enters El Dorado. With it, the camera enters this town that seems to be dominated by the most diverse affections, but that, at the same time, handles its own cures. Practices of all kinds in the hands of specialists of the word, the movements and the invocations. In that context, both those who portray them and the doctors are equally alien. Mysterious characters, unfathomable enigmas, everything close to being outrageous but without turning it into a parody. Instead, it’s an equidistant depiction of the life of a town locked inside itself, which builds its own maladies and antidotes, its own mythology and characters. And that allows first-person humor, among testimonies, apparitions and various esotericisms.
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