THE PUNISHMENT

A film by Matías Bize.

THE PUNISHMENT

A film by Matías Bize.

Ana is driving, her face serious and angry. Mateo, her husband, asks her to turn around, returning to the place in the forest where they have left their seven-year-old son. It’s only been two minutes, but he’s gone.

Status: Completed
Year: 2022
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Argentina

Language: Spanish
Available subtitles: English
Runtime: 86 min
Original title: El castigo

 

MATÍAS BIZE

At the age of 23, Matías Bize directed “Saturday” (2003) with which he won the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Award at the Mannheim-Heidelberg Festival. It was followed by “In the bed” (2005), which received more than forty international awards after celebrating its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival, where he also premiered “About Crying” (2006). Later came “The Life of the Fish” (2010) and “The Memory of War” (2015), both premiered at the Venice Film Festival. In the Dominican Republic, he directed “7:20 Once a Week ” (2019), a film that was born as a remake of “In the Bed” to finally become an original feature film. At the hardest moment of the lockdown, he directed “Private Messages” (2022), a choral film in which the director invited his closest actors to record themselves with their own cell phones and build a story based on true stories. “The Punishment” (2022) is his latest film, which premiered at the Official Competition of the Tallinn Black Nights FF.

FILMOGRAPHY

2022 The Punishment (86’)
2022 Private messages (77’)
2018 7:20 Once a Week (76’)
2015 The Memory of Water (88’)
2010 The Life of Fish (84’)
2006 About Crying (80’)
2005 Juego de verano (Co-dir.) (90’)
2005 In bed (85’)
2003 Saturday (65’)

CAST
Antonia Zegers
Néstor Cantillana
Catalina Saavedra
Yair Juri

CREW
Director: Matías Bize
Screenplay: Coral Cruz
Cinematography: Gabriel Díaz
Sound: Martín Grignaschi
Music: Gustavo Pomenarec
Executive producers: Adrián Solar, Rocío Gort, Ignacio Rey, Sebastián Olivari, Fernando Bascuñán
Production Company: Ceneca Producciones, Leyenda

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2022
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Official Selection - Competition) · Best Actress
La Serena International Film Festival
FICVIÑA International Film Festival

 

With just one take and a clockwork script, 'The Punishment' makes you cling to the seat.
Javier García Puerto, Tallinn Black Nights