11/24/2018 22:00 – Murnau-Filmtheater

Mexico/Netherlands 2018 96 min Spanish original version with English subtitles

by Sebastián Hofmann

Script: Julio Chavezmontes, Sebastián Hofmann, DoP: Matías Penachino, Editor: Sebastián Hofmann, Production: Piano, Circe Films, Producer: Julio Chavezmontes, Cast: Luis Gerardo Mendez, Miguel Rodarte, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Andrés Almeida, Monserrat Marañon, R.J. Mitte

Pedro and his family must share their dream getaway in a tropical resort when an administrative error books them in the same villa as Abel and his strange brood. The hotel offers each man a suspicious compensation package that only Abel accepts. As the two families bond, Pedro becomes estranged from the group. After suffering a terrible accident in a tennis court, Pedro grows convinced that dark forces are at play to shatter his domestic universe. His isolation feeds into paranoid delusions that Abel is no ordinary guest. Andres, a former hotel entertainer unable to overcome the tragic loss of his son, struggles to find his place with the new ownership of the Vistamar Resort. Decided to fight back, he finds an unlikely ally in Pedro.

Sebastián Hofmann is an award-winning Mexican director, editor, and photographer. HALLEY, his feature debut, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and was presented in over 70 film festivals, winning 15 international awards. HALLEY was commercially released in Latin
America, Europe and the Middle East. Hofmann started his career as a film editor, with seven feature films to his name. In 2011 he started Piano with producer Julio Chavezmontes as a platform for cutting edge work across artistic disciplines. Sebastian has a B.F.A. from the prestigious Pasadena Art Center College of Design. He studied a master class in screenwriting with Todd Solondz in 2006.

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