Los Reyes

Oct 21 to Oct 24
Monday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff - 2018 - 78m - Chile - In Spanish with English subtitles - No Matinees

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In Santiago, Chile, Chola and Football are two homeless dogs – who aren’t homeless at all. Scrappy, adorable mutts, they live in Los Reyes, the city’s oldest skateboard park, kept company by dozens of teenage boys who are constantly in motion. (Surely the film’s title also refers to the dogs, truly kings of their quirky world.) One dog constantly schleps around a deflated football (or golf ball or empty soda bottle); the other romps alongside him day and night. The voices of the young skaters, set against the noises of the city, form a soundscape: bragging, complaining, joking, sharing the daily experiences of working-class kids. One day, two dog houses miraculously appear in the park – just in time to provide shelter for the coming winter. A touching film about the mysteries and joys of friendship: 2-legged on wheels and 4-legged on the ground.

"An extraordinary film. Wonderful. Full of striking compositions that make the ordinary beautiful." — Jonathan Romney, Film Comment 

"One of the best dog films I've ever seen. I want to watch it again, and again, and again." — Alex Billington, Firstshowing.net

“Football and Chola will capture your heart. — Peter Debruge, Variety

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Los Reyes poster