LOS CASTORES
el Documental del mes July 2015

LOS CASTORES

Nicolás Molina, Antonio Luco

2014 66 min.

Original Version in Spanish
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Technical specs

    • Directed by: Nicolás Molina, Antonio Luco
    • Executive Producer: Francisco Hervé
    • Screenplay: Pablo Núñez, Antonio Luco, Nicolás Molina
    • Photography: Nicolás Molina
    • Editing: Camila Mercadal, Valeria Hernández
    • Sound: Roberto Collío, Roberto Espinoza
    • Music: Ives Sepúlveda
    • Production companies: Panchito Films
    • Suitable for all audiences

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Derek and Giorgia are a young couple of biologists who arrive in the harsh lands of Tierra del Fuego in the Chilean Patagonia to investigate a devastating beaver plague that’s destroying the ecosystem in the area.
In 1946, fifty beaver species were introduced in the most southerly island in South America with the aim of promoting the fur trade. Almost 70 years later their huge voracity and the lack of predators has led to the beavers reproducing everywhere. They devour the tree trunks, they build dams in the middle of the rivers to make their lodges, they kill the plants that protect the penguins from the wind, and they turn the island’s wild nature into grazing fields. The islanders hate the beavers deeply and sympathize with Derek and Georgia’s determination to put an end to the plague. However, they face a terrible enemy: beavers are camouflage experts, they work silently at night and disappear during daylight.

Derek and Giorgia are a young couple of biologists who arrive in the harsh lands of Tierra del Fuego in the Chilean Patagonia to investigate a devastating beaver plague that’s destroying the ecosystem in the area.  In 1946, fifty beaver species were introduced in the most southerly island in South America with the aim of promoting the fur trade. Almost 70 years later their huge voracity and the lack of predators has led to the beavers reproducing everywhere. They devour the tree trunks, they build dams in the middle of the rivers to make their lodges, they kill the plants that protect the penguins from the wind, and they turn the island’s wild nature into grazing fields. The islanders hate the beavers deeply and sympathize with Derek and Georgia’s determination to put an end to the plague. However, they face a terrible enemy: beavers are camouflage experts, they work silently at night and disappear during daylight.

About direction (Nicolás Molina, Antonio Luco)

Nicolás Molina was born in 1985. He graduated in Film Making at the UC in Chile in 2009. His short films The Wild Boar and The Athlete have been present in several film festivals. He recently finished Chile Suena, a documentary series for the Chilean TV. Beaverland is his first feature. Antonio Luco was born in 1986. He graduated in Film Making at the UC in Chile in 2009. He edited Manuel de Ribera, released at Rotterdam in 2010 and winner of SANFIC. He is one of the creators of MAFI.tv, the praised one-shot documentary series. Beaverland is his first feature.

Awards & Festivals

Sheffield Doc/Fest. Regne Unit, 2014.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia - Millor llargmetratge nacional. Xile, 2014.
Filmfest Hamburg. Alemanya, 2014.
Göteborg Film Festival. Alemanya, 2015.
DocsBarcelona. Espanya, 2015.
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest. United Kingdom, 2014.
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia. Chile, 2014.
  • Filmfest Hamburg. Germany, 2014.
  • Göteborg Film Festival. Switzerland, 2015.
  • DocsBarcelona. Spain, 2015.