Hunting Season

An intimate drama featuring an estranged father-son relationship, set in Patagonia

2017 | Running Time: 105 minutes | Rating: NR

Following his mother’s death and an expulsion from private school in Buenos Aires, an angsty teen named Nahuel is forced to reunite with a father who he hasn’t seen for many years. When Nahuel arrives in rural Patagonia where his dad’s started a new family, their relationship has a difficult start. But when the father and son go hunting together, they find something to bond over and a lesson on how to use a rifle provides some needed discipline. Over the course of a few expeditions into the wild, alone and with Ernesto’s colleagues, their relationship slowly begins to thaw. The film premiered at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. Director/Writer: Natalia Garagiola; Starring: Lautaro Bettoni, Germán Palacios; Producers: Benjamin Domenech, Santiago Gallelli, Matias Roveda, Gonzalo Tobal; Executive Producers: Julie Parker Benello, Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous, Wendy Ettinger, Philipp Stendebach

Fest International Film Festival 2018: Jury Prize Main Program – Best Debut
2017 Venice Film Festival: Audience Award (Critics’ Week) – Best Film (International Film Critics Weeks)
2017 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina: Best First Work (nomination), Best New Actor (nomination)
2017 Bratislava Internatioal Film Festival: Grand Prix – International Competition (nomination)
2017 Chicago International Film Festival: Gold Hugo – New Directors Competition (nomination)
2017 San Sebastian International Film Festival: Horizon Awards (nomination)
2017 Zagreb Film Festival: The Golden Pram – Best Film (nomination)

“A confident, clean-lined debut.”