Santoalla
mspiff-2017-santoalla-still-1.jpg
Showings
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Documentaries
Competition: Documentary
Tags:Documentary
Crime
Mystery
Hispanic/Latino/Iberian
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2016
Runtime:82 min
Awards:Documentary Feature Jury Award - Austin Film Festival
Country:USA
Spain
Language:English
Galician
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Oscilloscope Laboratories
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/201860367
Cast/Crew
Director:Andrew Becker
Daniel Mehrer
Producer:Cristina de la Torre
Andrew Becker
Daniel Mehrer
Cinematographer:Andrew Becker
Daniel Mehrer
Editor:Andrew Becker
Composer:Andrew Becker
Filmography:Debut Feature
Description

Santoalla is a small abandoned Spanish town of scattered families living a tenuous existence. Enter Martin Verfondern and Margo Pool, two Amsterdam citizens who seek to get away from modern life and live off the land they’ve purchased in Santoalla. At first, it seems like a dream come true—the Dutch couple’s organic farm is proceeding along nicely, even to the point where Spanish television took notice. But soon the couple falls into conflict with their only neighbors, longtime community leaders the Rodriquez family, eventually resulting in Verfondern and Poole suing their neighbors over a logging disagreement. But when the court sides with the organic farmers, Martin Verfondern suddenly disappears.

“An engrossingly atmospheric true-crime tale of village strife.” —The Hollywood Reporter


Directors’ Biographies

Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer: Daniel Mehrer’s brother, Paul, arrived to work at Martin Verfondern’s farm just hours after he disappeared, and his experience prompted Daniel, along with his colleague Andrew Becker, to make Santoella. They are both Brooklyn-based filmmakers.


Sponsored by: