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To Kill the Beast
Fiction | Argentina, Brazil, Chile · 2021 · 79´ · Portuguese, Spanish


Emilia (17) arrives to a religious town on the border between Argentina and Brazil. She is looking for her long-gone brother, with whom she has obscure, unfinished business. She stays in the jungle at the hostel of her weird aunt Inés where, according to rumors, a dangerous beast appeared a week ago. This beast, as people say, is the spirit of an evil man that takes the shape of different animals. Between the real and the mythological, the human and the animal, the guilt and the sexual, Emilia will seek to confront her past.


Agustina San Martín

Film director, screenwriter and colorist. Wrote and directed the short films, The Cry of the Oxen (Cartagena, 2015), The Swedish Cousin (Berlinale, 2017), and Monster God (Jury’s Special Mention at Cannes, 2019). She is also Lin Manuel Miranda’s protégé for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Her first feature film, To Kill the Beast, had its world premiere at TIFF 2021.

Latin American Premiere

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