11/19/2020 10:00 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater
Guatemala/Argentina 2020 75 min Spanish original version with English subtitles
by Sebastián Lojo
Script: Sebastián Lojo, DoP: Vincenzo Marranghino, Editor: Terence Chim, Keenen Yong, Production: A La Deriva Cine, Producer: Remi Itani, Cast: Marvin Navas, Carlos Morales, Daniela Castillo, Sandra Guerra
Koki is a young, attractive and charismatic man who makes a living in Guatemala City as a thief by proxy. Across sun-drenched afternoons, he befriends tourists who are suddenly, cyclically mugged. Under cover of night, he seduces men in bars and clubs, leading them to a hotel room where they are robbed. The latter arrangement is in conjunction with Carlos, a middle aged, senior member of staff at the hotel. Away from the dated atmosphere of his workplace, Carlos indulges in another form of rehearsed violence, moonlighting as a wrestler, briefly liberated under a thick shade of make-up. When the tables are turned and Koki is betrayed by Carlos, he finds himself pushed even further into society’s margins, forced to witness the violent effects of his actions from an almost disembodied perspective.
“Lojo brings a distinct retro look to his impressively filmic feature debut…” (www.filmuforia.co.uk)
Sebastián Lojo is a director and cinematographer born in Guatemala City. Since graduating with distinction from the London Film School
and getting a nomination for the Panalux Award (Best Cinematography),
he has been shooting feature and short films in numerous countries worldwide. THE GHOSTS is his debut feature film as a director.
Filmography: 2020 THE GHOSTS
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