The Desert


[El Desierto] Argentina 2013, 98’, colore, DCP
di Christoph Behl
Sceneggiatura Christoph Behl – Fotografia Gustavo Biazzi – Montaggio Fernando Vega – Suono Hernán Gerard – Effetti speciali Franca Gallo, Matías Kaplun – Interpreti Lautaro delgado, Victoria Almeida, William Prociuk, Lucas Lagré – Produttore Tomás Lipgot – Produzione Subterránea Films

Axel, Jonathan and Ana live together in a house that seems like a bunker in a post-catastrophic world. Outside is a threatening landscape, seen only as a background from the terrace of their house. Once they were a perfect love triangle, with strong bonds of friendship, but today nothing is left of it. Ana is with Jonathan and Axel is alone, bit by bit tattooing his body with flies, completely covering it with flies. Their old relationship cannot be recovered, the wounds run too deep.

Christoph Behl was born in 1974 in Germany. In 2003, he graduated as Film Director at the Universidad
del Cine in Buenos Aires. His credits as director include Public/Private, (Special Mention of the
Jury at the Berlinale 2003), Someone on the terrace, (Special Mention of the Jury to best Latin American young Director at Mar del Plata Film Festival 2005) and Fortresses, a documentary co directed with Tomás Lipgot. Since 2007 he has produced creative documentaries from young directors while he directed several tv programs and documentaries. He recently directed The Desert, his first feature film.