Original Title: Los Bastardos Spanish Title: English Title: The Bastards Year and month of production: 2017 Length: 16 minutes Production country: Argentina Genre: Fiction Language: Spanish Subtitles: English Trailer (link): https://vimeo.com/289355199 Web: Facebook:
Mateo, Sofia and Alejo are three teenagers who enjoy an afternoon and a night in an apartment without their owners.
While Alejo listens and dances to some music in the living room, Mateo narrates a short story he is writing to Sofia. When Alejo interrupts them, Mateo kicks him out. Sofia seizes the opportunity to leave the room.
Its night time. While the two boys play a Playstation football game, Sofia cooks. The match starts to fire up. Alejo grabs Mateo by the neck and a gun falls on the floor. They look at each other as Sofia announces that dinner is ready.
Dinner is very pleasant. Now we hear some music coming out of a record player. They all dance, hug each other, sweat, smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol, in ecstasy thanks to some pills Mateo found in the bathroom.
Dawn. Alejo contemplates the city. We see behind him that a door opens. A women, clearly frightened as she look at him, gets into the apartment. Alejo runs towards her and grabs her by the arms. She screams, while Alejo tries to cover her mouth.
The yelling wakes up Sofia, that unsuccessfully tries to wake up Mateo. She sits on the bed and with her feet discovers the gun that is hiding underneath a pile of clothes.
Sofia walks through the corridor with the gun in her hand. Alejo gets surprised as he sees Sofia with the gun. She tells him to go get some tape in the kitchen and points the gun to the woman telling her not to move.
Mateo wakes up.
The woman is now sitting in the couch with her mouth taped. Sofia points the gun at hear. Mateo walks in. Sofia hits the woman in the back of her head with the gun, who falls unconscious.
Sofia finds a car keychain. The three of them walk through a parking lot. Sofia makes different attempt with the alarm. One of the cars opens, and they get in.
We see the car as it gets lost in the highway.
He was born in Buenos Aires on the 26th of September of 1985. He studied at Universidad del Cine, where he directed several short films, included “Epifanias” ( 2005 ), which was showcased at La Mirada Interior section of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Los Bastardos is his 3rd short film, which will premiere at 75th Venice International Film Festival, in the Orizzonti Section. Currently he works in advertising, as a creative director at Landia, developing commercials and music videos.
75 Festival Internacional de Cine de Venecia, Competencia Oficial Orizzonti