Hunting Season

by Natalia Garagiola

Synopsis

Ernesto is a respected hunting guide in Patagonia, where he lives with his new family. After the loss of his first wife, he is forced to house his teenage son (Nahuel), whom he hasn’t seen for more than a decade.

Confronted with the past he left behind, Ernesto struggles to contain the violent outbursts of his son. Without the sympathy of his new family, Nahuel stretches the conflict with his father to a limit.

In the hostility of nature, resentment gives way in to a possible relationship between these two men. The reunion will confront them with their own hability to kill and forgive.

 

Logline: A respected hunting guide in Patagonia is faced with the education of his biological son recently expelled from school.

In a wild environment, the father tames his son and teaches him how to respect nature and human relationships.

 

Specifications

Argentina/USA/France/Germany/Qatar – 2017 – 105 min – Spanish

Original title: Temporada de Caza

Produced by

Rei Cine

Santiago Gallelli, Matías Roveda, Benjamin Domenech, Gonzalo Tobal

Co-producers

Gamechanger Films, Augenschein Filmproduktion, Les Films de l’Étranger

Crew

DOP: Fernando Lockett

Production Designer: Marina Raggio

Sound Designer: Santiago Fumagalli

Costume Designer: Victoria Nana

Line Producer: Fernando Méndez

Assistant Director: Bruno Roberti

Editor: Gonzalo Tobal

Cast

Germán Palacios (XXY by Lucia Puenzo) as Ernesto Ayala

Lautaro Bettoni as Nahuel Ayala

Boy Olmi as Bautista

Rita Pauls as Clara

Natalia's Filmography

2012    Mares and Parakeets (short film)  – Cannes Critic’s Week

2014    Sundays (short film) –  Cannes Directors’Fortnight

Festivals and Awards

World Premiere: Venice Critic’s Week- Official Competition – Audience Award.

San Sebastian: Horizontes Latinos –  in Competition

Chicago International Film Festival – in Competition

Press quotes

“intense father-son drama is played out against the wilds of Patagonia”

Hunting Season benefits from the approach of its director which has a welcome dramatic maturity and lightness of touch”

SCREEN

 

«…a solid and convincing result, and as the characters grow by showing their true identities (…) »

CINEUROPA