Dir: Lucia Puenzo | 2013 | Argentina | 93 mins | Cert: Club | Language: English
Starring: Alex Brendemuhl, Natalia Oreiro, Diego Peretti, Elena Roger, Guillermo Pfening, Ana Pauls, Alan Daicz, Florencia Bado
'stark and intriguing' Screen Daily
Patagonia,1960. A German physician meets an Argentinean family and follows them on the long desert road to Bariloche where Eva, Enzo and their three children are going to open a lodging house by the Nahuel Huapi lake. This model family reawakens his obsession with purity and perfection, in particular Lilith, a 12 year-old with a body too small for her age. Unaware of his true identity, they accept him as their first guest. They are all gradually won over by this charismatic man, by his elegant manners, his scientific knowledge and his money — until they discover a deep,dark and unforgiveable secret about him....
From the award-winning director of XXY and THE FISH CHILD, WAKOLDA played to critical acclaim at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and earned accolades world over at film festivals, cementing Lucia Puenzo as a distinctive and prolific voice in South American Cinema.
Nominated - 2013 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard