11/19/2020 10:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Uruguay/Argentina 2020 86 min Spanish original version with English subtitles
German premiere

by Maximiliano Contenti

Script: Manuel Facal, DoP: Benjamin Silva, Editor: Santiago Bednarik, Production: Yukoh Films, Pensa y Rocca Producciones, Producers: Maximiliano Contenti, Lucia Gaviglio, Alina Kaplan, Daniel Pensa, Miguel Rocca, Cast: Luciana Grasso, Murderer Ricardo Islas

Montevideo, 1993: A stormy night at the “Cine Opera”. During the screening of a horror film, a particularly suspicious man enters this unattended cinema. Ana, the projectionist’s daughter, is left in charge of the last feature, taking her father’s place only for that night. In the darkness of the cinema, spectators begin to fall into the hands of this man. The clever murderer manages to make the cinema a dead end. Rough images, certainly not for everyone. The question here is whether Ana can manage to save anyone. The answer awaits in the world’s most beautiful cinema: Caligari FilmBühne!

“A Latin American slasher bastard that wears its inspiration from European genre cinema of the 70s and 80s on its sleeve for all to see. It’s not for nothing that the site of the action bears the name Opera, more than once we see a poster for Dario Argento’s eponymous masterpiece hung plain as day in the background. The cinema hall as a bloodthirsty mousetrap is familiar to viewers of course from the streetwise, clever meta-flick ANGUISH (which was also in Spanish)…” (

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Maximiliano Contenti was born in 1984 in Montevideo/Uruguay. From the age of 13, he began to be interested in cinema in a self-taught way, fascinated with genre films, especially horror and adventure. He graduated from the Escuela de Cine del Uruguay and participated in several workshops and post-academic studies, such as the “Berlinale Talent Campus” in Germany in 2004. In 2013, he founded his own production company “Yukoh Films”. He is currently producing the music documentary HOT CLUB OF MONTEVIDEO.

Filmography: 2013 HÉLICES, 2020 RED SCREENING

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