Q&A with “Los Reyes” directors

The directors of Los Reyes in a colloquium on the Cinemes Girona’s premiere

The last documentary of the first semester of this year arrives with a beautiful surprise! Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff, the directors of the film Los Reyes, will take part in a Q&A after the screening. 

When  Bettina Perut gave a skate for Iván’s birthday, little did they expect that this present would lead to a documentary.  Iván and Bettina decided to immerse themselves in Los Reyes park’s ecosystem and recording two dogs during 10 months in order to understand them and to investigate their reactions in detail.

Since their beginnings the documentaries of the Chilean duo, Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff are known for the risk, the creativity of the topics, the image treatment and the points of view. With eight  films, their career it’s full of plotwists and mutations that had paired up with the technological and cultural transformations, defying the premises about documentary films.  Some of their films are Chi-chichi Le-le-le Martín Vargas de Chile (2000), Un hombre aparte (2002), Welcome to New York (2006) and Surire (2015). Los Reyes (2018) is their last film.

The premiere will be Wednesday 5th of June at 19:30h in Cinemes Girona. The Chilean directors  Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff will take part of the colloquium through videoconference after the screening (session in Spanish).

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Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff, directors of Los Reyes

Los Reyes has won the Special Award of the Jury for Best Feature film in IDFA (Netherlands). It has also been nominated for the Knight Documentary Achievement Award  in the Miami Festival and for  the Golden Firebird Award in the Hong Kong Festival. Furthermore, after being praised in the 22nd edition of DocsBarcelona Festival, this month  Los Reyes is the documentary of the initiative DocsBarcelona del Mes.

The story of two stray dogs living in the oldest skatepark of Santiago de Chile: Los Reyes. But the true kings of this story are Fútbol and Chola, two dogs that have turned this space for skaters and rebel teenagers into their home. It’s the portrait of a microcosm through the dogs eyes. Los Reyes it’s a risky and brave film recorded by two directors that see documentaries as a social an artistic form of exploration.  The relationship between all the elements provides  a cinematographic experience that enables the audience to take a deep relaxing breath in a stressful world.

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