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Holy Beasts

Country: Argentina | Mexico | Dominican Republic , Language: English, 90 mins

Original Title

La fiera y la fiesta
  • Director: Israel Cárdenas; Laura Amelia Guzmán
  • Writer: Israel Cárdenas; Laura Amelia Guzmán
  • Producer: Israel Cárdenas; Santiago Gallelli; Laura Amelia Guzmán; Rafael Elias Munoz; Matias Roveda

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Jean-Louis Jorge (1947-2000) was a Dominican filmmaker and the author of a sensual and transgressive body of work. This film is both dedicated to this unsung hero - unknown to most of the world but revered in his home country – and wholeheartedly embedded in his universe.

Aging punk diva Vera arrives in Santo Domingo to direct her beloved friend Jean-Louis Jorge’s unfinished project: a musical film entitled ‘La fiera y la fiesta’. Welcoming her are two other old friends, Víctor, the producer, and Martín, the cinematographer. The trio spent the golden years of their youth together as an artistic troupe. Joining them is Henry, Vera’s loyal choreographer. As preparations get under way and shooting commences amidst numerous glamorous social gatherings, conflict and death also begin to creep up on the haunted production.
Pervaded by a libidinous tropical atmosphere, Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas’ seventh directorial collaboration is a boldly inventive meditation on the ageing process and the pleasures of the flesh.


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Geraldine Chaplin as Vera
Udo Kier as Henry
Jaime Pina as Victor
Jeradin Asencio
Jackie Ludueña
Luis Ospina
Fifi Poulakidas
Jaime Piña
Pau Bertolini