• Director

    Joaquín del Paso

  • Producers

    Fernanda de la Peza, Joaquín del Paso

  • Screenwriters

    Joaquín del Paso, Lucy Pawlak

  • With

    Valeria Lamm, Yubah Ortega, Lucciano Kurti

  • Mexico 2021. 100min

  • Sales

    Wild Bunch International

  • Language

    Spanish

    With English subtitles

  • Certificate

    18

A group of pre-teen boys from an exclusive Mexico City school have arrived at Los Pinos, a secluded rural summer camp where, under the watchful eye of their male teachers, they undertake a programme of activities (religious, physical, and psychological) to promote a fierce fundamentalist ethos. The ‘Lord of the Flies’ world of the boys sees divisive, inflammatory rhetoric prevail, encouraging one-upmanship, bullying and a dangerous sense of entitlement. And then, a hole in the fence is spotted, animating the boys’ furtive imagination with unsettling consequences. Joaquín del Paso delivers a tense, visceral and highly singular feature that functions as an effective prequel to Michel Franco’s New Order (LFF 2020), expertly exploring the adolescent climate that nurtures the self-appointed elite of a stratified society.

Maria Delgado

Contains scenes viewers may find distressing.

This film contains flashing images.

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