Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff
Los reyes
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Los reyes

Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff

Los reyes

This story is about the real kings here: Football and Chola, two stray dogs that have made their home in this skatepark in the Chilean capital of Santiago.

2018
78 min.
Chile and Germany
Spanish
Without subtitles

Projeccions

Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff
Los reyes
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Datasheet

Show
Direction
Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff
Executive Production
Maite Alberdi, Dirk Manthey
Sound
Iván Osnovikoff
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Maite Alberdi, Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff
Co-production
Perut + Osnovikoff, Dirk Manthey Film
Visual Effects
Jaime Gándara
Sound Design
Jannis Grossmann
Color
Daniel Dávila
Photography
Pablo Valdés, Adolfo Mesías
Synopsis

Los Reyes (“The Kings”) is the oldest skatepark 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. The older dog, Football, looks on impatiently and barks at Chola until she finally drops the balls. The teenagers around them come from very different, sometimes troubled backgrounds.

They each have their own story, which they recount to us in voiceover. In this almost fairy-tale-like film, the phenomenal, dreamlike camerawork centers almost entirely on the subtle interaction between the two dogs, as they play with a ball, a stick, a stone and each other.

About the direction
Bettina Perut

Bettina Perut

Director

Since its inception, the documentary work by Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff has stood out for ris...

Iván Osnovikoff

Iván Osnovikoff

Director

Since its inception, the documentary work by Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff has stood out for ris...

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

2019
DocsBarcelona Festival · Panorama Section
Edició 2019
2019
Docs del Mes · June
Edició 2019

Awards and festivals

Special Jury Award for Best Documentary · IDFA
Netherlands, 2018
Göteborg Film Festival
Sweden, 2019
CPH:DOX
Denmark, 2019
Doxa Doc FF
Canada, 2019
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