Los Reyes

  • Go Go Go Go Go Go
  • Land of the Strays Land of the Strays


Rafael 1 Sun, May 5, 2019 2:30 PM
Film Info
Section:Art of Impact
Running Time:78 min.
Premiere Status:California
Director:Iván Osnovikoff
Bettina Perut
Producer:Maite Alberdi
Screenwriter:Ivan Osnovikoff
Bettina Perut
Cinematographer:Pablo Valdés
Editor:Ivan Osnovikoff
Bettina Perut
Print Source:CAT & Docs
Note Writer:Ken Jacobson


In perhaps the most touching love story of the year, two stray dogs named Football and Chola playfully look after one another at the skatepark known as Los Reyes in the Chilean capital of Santiago. Not resorting to onscreen interviews or an overarching narrative, filmmaking duo Iván Osnovikoff and Bettina Perut artfully observe with a watchful eye as life unfolds through the antics of the two dogs and a rotating group of young skaters whose raw, sometimes drug-fueled stories provide the background soundtrack. Los Reyes is a poetic and unsparing look at an urban landscape shared equally by dogs and humans who together make this a communal space of refuge and dreams.

IN PERSON: Directors Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff

Included Shorts

Go Go Go (3min) More
Land of the Strays (14min) More

Additional Information

Since its inception, the documentary work by Bettina Perut and Ivan Osnovikoff has stood out for the risk and creativity in its themes, treatments, and points of view. With seven feature films to their credit, their poetic journey is full of turning points and mutations that have accompanied the technological and cultural transformations of their time, challenging the most stable and conservative premises of what is meant by documentary filmmaking.