Los Reyes

Iván Osnovikoff, Bettina Perut
| Chile
| 2018
| 78 min

Chola and Football are two street dogs living in Santiago’s Los Reyes skatepark. Chola loves to play with the balls she finds lying around. She positions them at the edge of the bowls where the skaters show off their tricks and tries to catch them just before they roll down. Meanwhile, Football looks on impatiently and barks at Chola until she finally drops the ball. Directors Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff spent two years with the pair. Through their eyes, we get to know the flow of life in the park, and the teenagers who frequent it. The result is a film to melt the heart and pique the senses, one that focuses on its four-legged stars, while capturing a vivid impression of Los Reyes’ human life.

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