Intense thriller about a group of boys at a rehabilitation center deep in the Colombian jungle.
With two awards, including the Grand Jury Prize, from the prestigous Critic’s Week at the film festival in Cannes this year, we get an emotionally powerful story from the heart of darkness. A debut film from a great Colombian talent we will see lots of in the years to come.
We meet Eliu at a rehabilitation center for young boys deep in the Colombian jungle, where he is serving a sentence for murder. Through hard work in the forest and strange psychological exercises led by the manager Alvaro, the goal is to prepare the boys to return to society. A dream Eliu shares, especially to stop his younger brother from following in his footsteps.
The tone and atmosphere of The Pack is at times both intense and claustrophobic, and is reminiscent of the film Monos which was screened at Films from the South in 2019. Through the main character Eliu we are introduced to a generation of young men who are failed by both parents and society, and are fighting for their own survival under very demanding conditions. Told through encaptivating imagery and as a thriller, this becomes an intense film experience.
Andrés Ramírez Pulido was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He have previously made short films like El Eden (2016) and Damiana (2017). La Jauria is his first feature film.
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Original title La jauria
Country Colombia, France
Director Andrés Ramírez Pulido
Screenplay Andrés Ramírez Pulido
Cinematography Balthazar Lab
Producer Jean-Étienne Brat, Lou Chicoteau, Andrés Ramírez Pulido
Cast Jhojan Estiven Jimenez, Maicol Andrés Jimenez, Miguel Viera, Diego Rincon, Carlos Steven Blanco
Production Company Alta Rocca Films, Valiente Gracia
Runtime 1h 26m
Age limit 15
This film is in competition for the Audience Award.