Athens International Film Festival

The Sharks

26/09/19, 22:15, DANAOS 1

In a seaside town, as rumours about sharks in open water start to spread out of control, a young girl finds herself navigating the uncharted waters of her desire for a young man. This evocative debut which won the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival sheds a discreet light on the obsessions and violent impulses of puberty in the shadow of a lingering threat.


URUGUAY, ARGENTINA, SPAIN | 2019 | COLOR | DCP | 83' | SPANISH

A seaside area in Urugay. Rosina is an introverted wild child in the awkward and constructive puberty. She accompanies her father’s workers to beautification of places. She falls in love with Joselo but their moment is ruined by her ignorance and his manners. At the same time, the area is upset by a rumour about the presence of sharks.

A deliberately non dramatic, symbolist and allegorical difficult exercise on racial difference, sex and emancipation. In an environment where the beautifully shot natural scenery is paralleled
and antithetical to the psychology of the heroes the radio talks and synth pop music complete the atmosphere, Lucia Garibaldi creates a debut about the hard aspect of sexual awakening as well as the silent anxiety about identity seeking. Award for Best Direction at Sundance. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Lucía Garibaldi
SCREENWRITER: Lucía Garibaldi
DoP: German Nocella
MUSIC: Fabrizio Rossi, Miguel Recalde
EDITOR: Sebastián Schjaer
PRINCIPAL CAST: Romina Bentancur, Federico Morosini, Fabián Arenillas, Valeria Lois, Antonella
Aquistapache

LUCIA GARIBALDI
33 year-old director and screenwriter. She studied at the Film School of Urugay. She wrote and directed short films. ‘Sharks’ has been very successful at festivals. She’s now working on her second fiction film (‘Ultima Reina’) and the documentary ‘Roberto’.

FILMOGRAPHY
2019 The Sharks



        : Festival Darlings

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        24/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        MARTIN EDEN

        MARTIN EDEN

        24/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        24/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        24/9/2020, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/9/2020, 23:00, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CICADA

        CICADA

        26/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2020, 19:45, TRIANON

         THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ANESIS

        BLACK BEAR

        BLACK BEAR

        26/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 22:45, ANESIS

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA

         SHIRLEY

        SHIRLEY

        26/9/2020, 22:45, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 20:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 22:45, RIVIERA

        THE EVENING HOUR

        THE EVENING HOUR

        27/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        2/10/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        28/9/2020, 19:30, RIVIERA

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        28/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 23:00, TRIANON

        INSTINCT

        INSTINCT

        29/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        FAREWELL AMOR

        FAREWELL AMOR

        30/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        2/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA
        4/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MINAMATA

        MINAMATA

        3/10/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        3/10/2020, 20:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 22:30, RIVIERA

        HOPE / HÅP

        HOPE / HÅP

        3/10/2020, 22:15, ANESIS

        AMMONITE

        AMMONITE

        4/10/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU