TO KILL THE BEAST (WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: AGUSTINA SAN MARTÍN)
STARRING: Tamara Rocca, Ana Brun, Julieth Micolta, João Miguel, Sabrina Grinschpun and Kaique Jesus.(Argentina, 79 Minutes, Feature Film, In Spanish and Portuguese With English Subtitles)
TIFF 2021 – FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
Tuesday, September 14, 2021- 2:00PM- Cinema 3- Piers Handling Cinema
Tuesday, September 14, 2021- 9:00PM- digital TIFF Lightbox Pro (Available in Canada)
Thursday, September 16, 2021- 4:00PM- Cinema 2- Piers Handling Cinema
Friday, September 17, 2021- 1:00PM- digital TIFF Lightbox Pro (Available in Canada)
Emilia (Tamara Rocca), 17, arrives in a religious town on the border between Argentina and Brazil. She is looking for her long-lost brother, with whom she has obscure, unfinished business.
She stays in the jungle at her weird aunt Inés’s (Ana Brun) hostel where, according to rumors, a dangerous beast appeared a week ago. This beast, people claim, is the spirit of an evil man that takes the shape of different animals.
Between reality and mythology, human and animal, and guilt and sexuality, Emilia will seek to confront her past.
AGUSTINA SAN MARTÍN was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1991. She studied filmmaking at the University of Buenos Aires, where she later worked as a screenwriting professor. She is also a screenwriter and colorist.