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The Sharks

Los tiburones

An intriguing coming-of-age tale is presented through the allegorical prism of an environmental incident.

Dir-Scr Lucía Garibaldi
Prod Isabel Garcia, Pancho Magnou Arnabal
With Romina Bentancur, Federico Morosini, Fabián Arenillas
Uruguay-Argentina-Spain
2019
80min
Sales Visit Films
With English subtitles

There are unwelcome visitors in the coastal waters around the tourist town where fifteen-year-old Rosina lives with her sister and parents. When a shark is assumed to have killed a sea lion, the community sets up a WhatsApp group to protect its interests. But Rosina has other matters on her mind. There’s an uneasy relationship with her sister and a burgeoning attraction to one of the workers her father employs in his gardening business. Romina Bentancur excels as the disarming teenager whose inscrutability proves increasingly unnerving. Debut director Lucía Garibaldi demonstrates a keen eye for the undercurrents that lie beneath the domestic situations that form the film’s narrative backbone, crafting an intriguing feature about desire, sexuality and dangers that remain unsaid.

Maria Delgado

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