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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Crónicas / Scoops
Horizontes Selection

Manolo Bonilla, star anchorman of a Miami programme carrying hard sensationalistic stories, has flown down to a small town in Ecuador with his team on the trail of a child serial killer and rapist, the ?Monster of Babahoyo?. The accidental death of a young boy brings the town to the verge of lynching Vinicio Cepeda, a humble travelling salesman. Manolo?s intervention saves the man?s life. Jailed for involuntary manslaughter, Vinicio offers Manolo information on the ?Monster? in exchange for a news story about his wrongful imprisonment. Manolo accepts, powerfully drawn to the dark side he senses in Vinicio, soon starting to break the rules, determined to be the hero who single-handedly stops the killer.
Quito, 1972. Having studied Filmmaking and Scriptwriting at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, he returned to Ecuador with the idea of making a feature film in a country where filmmaking is almost inexistent. Hence, while working on the screenplay of his opera prima, Ratas, ratones, rateros (Rodents, 1998), he directed short films and music videos. The film was premiered as part of the Official Selection of the Venice Film Festival, participated in over fifty festivals and won 12 international awards. Crónicas is his second feature film.
Sebastián Cordero
Sebastián Cordero
Enrique Chediak
Luis Carballar
Antonio Pinto
John Leguizamo, Damián Alcázar, Leonor Watling, José María Yazpik
Running Time
108 m.
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