Chilean Film Tops Göteborg Film Festival


The Chilean film Carne de perro / Dog's Flesh (pictured) by Fernando Guzzoni was awarded with the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award at the Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden. ”A man cannot cope with the deeds of his past and experiences an intense daily suffering. An exceptional performance constitutes the chore in a multilayered tale of redemption, executed with complete artistic control", said the three-member jury which included German director Volker Schlöndorff.

The film, which was awarded the Best First Feature Film prize at the past edition of the Havana Film Festival, deals with a complex period in the life of Alejandro (55), a solitary, fragile and unpredictable man who crushed by the hostility of his mysterious past.

The Göteborg Film Festival is the leading film festival in Scandinavia and one of the largest festivals in the world. In its 36th edition the festival ran January 25 - February 4, 2013.