Daily life at the Los Reyes skate park in Santiago, Chile, is unremarkable, but as Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff’s wonderfully original film unfolds, the audience becomes aware that human affairs — of street cleaners, small-time drug dealers, and skateboarders — are incidental to the real story here. The stars of this film are its two dogs — Football and Chola. While human life passes them by, occasionally inconveniencing them or offering them a treat, Los Reyes offers the audience the world of these two old dogs. Football seeks out a new improvised chew toy, as Chola makes friends with the local skaters and invents a new game for herself. As the film goes on, the human realm recedes and the viewer finds himself thoroughly immersed in this dog’s eye view of life.
Los Reyes is a Chilean-German co-production.
More Information: https://www.doxafestival.ca/film/los-reyes
When & Where
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 I 6:00PM I Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3M7
Friday, May 10, 2019 I 8:00PM I The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2K8