Directed by Gonzalo Calzada
Run time 100 minutes
Based on a not yet published novel set during a yellow fever epidemic that struck Buenos Aires in 1871, it is a fantastic genre film aligned within the so-called “gothic terror”. It has the singularity of combining the classic elements of this type of story: haunted houses, intrigue, suspicious deaths, ghosts and Satanism, with other more current elements of South American origin such as the myth of San La Muerte, the myth of Los Payés, and of Los Cuadernos del Litoral; which create an unusual living dead world. A young priest travels to assist sick people but he first makes a stop at his family house where they are all infected too and strange events that face him with death end up making him doubt about the real existential sense of his mission.
He is a director who is an icon of genre filmmaking in Argentina, a leader in the promotion of fantastic storytelling in film in South America.
He has directed three full-length films: Luisa (2009), Winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Award for the Best Debut Feature at the 33rd Festival Internacional in Cairo 2009, the black police genre The Clairvoyant’s Prayer (2012) and Resurrection, which has recently been released with a great success of audience in Buenos Aires.
He is currently working in his fourth full-length film, always related to the fantastic genre.