Thursday, October 10 | 7:30 pm
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Los Reyes (“The Kings”) is the oldest skate park in the Chilean capital of Santiago. This story is about the real kings here: Football and Chola, two stray dogs that have made their home in this open space full of hurtling skateboards and rowdy teenagers. The energetic Chola loves to play with the balls she finds lying around. She positions them at the edge of the bowls where the skaters show off their tricks and tries to catch them just before they fall down. Football, an older dog with a lion-like mane, looks on and barks impatiently. The teenagers around them come from very different, sometimes troubled backgrounds. They each have their own story, which they recount to us in voiceover. Focusing almost entirely on the subtle interaction between the two dogs, as they play with a ball, a stick, a stone and each other, the film’s immersive, graceful camerawork lends an enchanting intimacy. A rigorous, place-focused documentary with a furry friendship at its core, Los Reyes is an art film with heart and a must see for dog-loving cinephiles everywhere.
Directors Iván Osnovikoff and Bettina Perut | 2019 | In Spanish with English subtitles | 79 minutes | NR (may not be suitable for younger viewers) | DCP