Director: Jazmín López

Argentina, France, Netherlands, Drama, 2012, 82 min, spanish with english and lithuanian subtitles, V
Deep in the forest a group of five friends wander around like a lion pack. Lost in their word games, they play and seduce each other while going back and forth into adulthood territory, in a desperate search to avoid their already written story.This film is an essay about youth and its obsessions; death, its beauty and incomprehension. How weak can the human body be in comparison to an intellectual construction? „Lions“ explores the fantastic boundaries of film as a language: we have to translate it within ourselves. And only if we stay sensitive towards the world, we will be able to go through it.“ - Jazmín López, director.
2013 – Special jury prize at the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival (BAFICI, Argentina).
About the director:
Jazmín López was born in Buenos Aires, in 1984. She is a graduate in film direction from Universidad del Cine (FUC). She has directed the short films “It looks like a doll‘s leg“ (Parece La Pierna de una Muneca, 2007) and “I love you and I die” (Te Amo y Morite, 2009), which were selected at festivals like: Toulouse, Clermont-Ferrand, Rotterdam. Jazmín López is also a visual artist. She has participated in the Istambul Biennale (2011) and made exhibitions in Argentina, Mexico and United States. In 2012, film Lions ( Leones, 2012) premieres at Orizzonti Competition in the Venice Biennale Film Festival.
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Jazmín López

Dir. of Photography: Matías Mesa

Cast: Julia Volpato, Pablo Sigal, Macarena del Corro, Diego Vegezzi, Tomás Mackinlay