A film by Daniel y Diego Vega
In the early 90s, Roberto, an 18-year-old boy lost in life, leaves a violent Peru and travels to Montreal to join his father, Bob Montoya, an immigrant who fled from his country years ago and who now lives with his new Canadian family. With male pride, Bob strives to show his son his best version of the North American dream marked by his own prejudices. The reunion between father and son will be forever forged by a violence from which they have been unable to escape.
Language: Spanish, English, French
Available subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Runtime: 103 min.
Original title: La Bronca
Daniel y Diego have written, produced and directed three feature films together. The first, Octubre (October, 2010), won the Jury Award in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Festival and participated in Horizontes Latinos at San Sebastian. The second, El mudo (The Mute, 2013), participated in Films in Construction 23 at Toulouse and received, among others, the Best Director award at the BAFICI and the Silver Leopard for Best Actor at the Locarno Festival. They have also directed episodes for the series El Chapo, released on Netflix, and both are the directors of the series El día de mi suerte, of which Diego is the creator and screenwriter. Diego is also the creator, together with Mar Coll and Valentina Viso, of the Movistar+ series Matar al padre (Killing the Father).
2019 La Bronca
2015 El aula vacía (Documentary)
2013 El mudo
Rodrigo Sánchez Patiño
Directors: Daniel Vega, Diego Vega
Screenplay: Daniel Vega, Diego Vega
Cinematography: Diego Romero
Editing: Martín Gutiérrez
Production: Diego Vega, Sergi Casamitjana, María Fernanda Barrientos, Nicolás Comeau
Production Companies: Maretazo Cine, Escándalo Films, Corte Films, Les Films 1976
San Sebastian International Film Festival (Horizontes Latinos) · Special Jury Mention
Lima Film Festival · Critics Award · Best Actor Award
Biarritz Latin America Festival International
Havana Festival of New Latin American Cinema
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
La Serena International Film Festival
FICG Guadalajara International Film Festival · Best Screenplay
Uruguay International Film Festival
Mostra de Cinema de América Latina – Casa América Latina Portugal
San Francisco Latino Film Festival
San Diego Latino Film Festival
A depiction of the violence of a non-place, the dislocation, the deculturisation and the failure of a society, rendered through very human characters.
Meritxell Colell Aparicio, president of the Horizontes Latinos jury, SSIFF19