Director: Natalia Meta
Writer: Natalia Meta
Based on: C.E. Feiling’s novel El mal menor
Cast: Erica Rivas, Daniel Hendler, Mirta Busnelli, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Cecilia Roth, Agustín Rittano, Guillermo Arengo
Part of: Viennale
Seen on: 23.10.2020
Inés (Erica Rivas) and her boyfriend Leopoldo (Daniel Hendler) are going on a holiday together. But the trip that should be idyllic is anything but and Inés returns home unable to cope. Her works – she is a singer and a voice actor – soon starts to suffer as she can’t hit the right notes anymore. As things become stranger and stranger, Inés starts to doubt that her voice issues are psychosomatic. Maybe something more is going on here.
El Prófugo is an entertaining film that meanders between being creepy and being funny. The middle part has some weaknesses, but overall, I had fun with this one.Continue reading