Sat Oct 29, 3:30 PM
Director: Andrés Ramírez Pulido
France, Colombia
86 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Winner, Grand Prize, Critics’ Week, Cannes.

The triumph at Cannes of this brooding and intense film has thrown Andrés Ramírez Pulido into the front ranks of Latin American filmmakers. La Jauria centres on Eliú, who is imprisoned for murder and finds himself in an experimental young offenders’ program in the Colombian jungle where others like him are there to supposedly shake off the negative energy that pervades their lives. However, the problems run much deeper, right to the heart of social order. Pulido’s film resonates beyond issues of crime and punishment to larger questions of the ways in which we are subjected to power and the possibilities of resistance.

“Mashes up potent atmospherics with thriller and classical tragedy elements into a brooding, troubling whole, supplying a fresh, sensitive and thoughtful perspective on the cinema of Latin American gang culture.” (Screen International)

“Endowed with an eminently convincing cast, the film spins a strange web where the invisible plays games with hyperrealism while exploring themes like truth, family and freedom.” (Cineuropa)

Presented by

Program Strand World Cinema
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Language Spanish
Subtitles English
Director Andrés Ramírez Pulido
Producer Andrés Raírez Pulido, Jean-Etienne Brat, Lou Chicoteau
Writer Andrés Ramírez Pulido
Cinematographer Balthazar Lab
Editor Julie Duclaux, Juliette Kempf
Cast Jhojan Estiven Jimenez, Maicol Andrés Jimenez, Miguel Viera