Los Perros


The Main 4 Sun, Apr 15, 2018 2:30 PM
The Main 4 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 9:40 PM
The Main 4 Tue, Apr 24, 2018 4:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Women & Film
Emerging Filmmaker Award
Women Directors
Social Justice
Human Rights
Family Drama
Culture & Society
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2017
Runtime:94 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Screenplay - Cairo International Film Festival
Horizons Award - San Sebastián International Film Festival
Best Actress - Stockholm Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Films Boutique
Director:Marcela Said
Producer:Tom Dercourt
Sophie Erbs
Augusto Matte
Cinematographer:George Lechaptois
Screenwriter:Marcela Said
Editor:Jean de Certeau
Composer:Grégoire Auger
Principal Cast:Antonia Zegers
Alfredo Castro
Rafael Spregelburd
Alejandro Sieveking
Elvis Fuentes
Filmography:The Summer of Flying Fish ('13)


Chilean filmmaker Marcela Said’s second feature film dives into the politics of intimacy and manipulation via a detached housewife’s forbidden affair and the hidden truths in Chile’s troubled past.

Our protagonist, the 42-year old Mariana, comes from a life of wealth and privilege. Her loveless marriage to a businessman has led to boredom and apathy, even as the couple attempt to have a baby. Seeking a cure for her restlessness, Mariana finds herself entertaining a fascination for her riding instructor, Juan, who may or may not be involved in a human rights investigation. Intrigued, Mariana decides to investigate, going to increasingly questionable lengths to get the full story, and ending up uncovering information not only on Juan but also her own family.

Antonia Zegers fearless performance as Mariana—augmented by Alfredo Castro’s brutal Juan—ignites the story with an unsettled intensity. Los Perros is a powerful meditation on the personal and the political in the ever-burning aftermath of the Pinochet regime.

Director Biography

Marcela Said Marcela Said was born in 1972 in Santiago, Chile. She moved to France in 1997, where she studied film at Paris-Sorbonne University, and premiered her first documentary, Valparaíso, in 1999 that earned her an Altazor Award. To date, she has produced six films.



"Not only a supremely assured and intriguing sophomore feature but carving out its own oblique niche of coolly clipped bourgeois assassination at the same time." - Variety


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