Cite Films Kickstarts Sales of ‘Algunas Bestias’ at San Sebastian; Watch Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 9/19/2019 | Anna Marie de la Fuente
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Raphaël Berdugo’s Paris-based Cite Films kicks off worldwide sales of Chilean family drama “Algunas Bestias” (“Some Beasts”) at the San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, where it world premieres.

Variety has the exclusive first look of its trailer, which opens with a bird’s eye view of an island with a single house on it. It is also the opening shot of Jorge Riquelme Serrano’s sophomore drama. “It’s as if we were peering at the family through a microscope, like they were microbes on the island,” he pointed out.

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Taut music by Carlos Cabezas, who worked on Riquelme Serrano’s 2016 debut feature “Camaleon” (“Chameleon”) and several Pablo Larrain films, sets the tone for a drama that grows darker and ever more sinister as the family realizes they are stranded on the island and their inner demons emerge.

Chile’s most prominent actors, Paulina Garcia and Alfredo Castro, lead the cast in the drama where dialogue was entirely improvised.

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The southern Chilean island of Chaullin and its solitary house, where they shot for 10 cold, wet days, really exists. “I incorporated lore about the past...
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