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Jesus

The volatile relationship between a wayward teen and his disapproving father (father (Alejandro Goic, star of Pablo Larraín’s The Club) comes to a head when the boy seeks shelter from the police, in the new feature from Chilean writer-director Fernando Guzzoni (Dog Flesh). [Synopsis courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival]

The Maid (La nana)

Raquel has been the live-in housekeeper for a kind, reasonably wealthy family for half her life, and the joyless repetition of the job has begun to take its toll. Increasingly dependent on painkillers, Raquel resorts to pranks and childish avoidance to antagonize the family’s college-age daughter and a procession of new servants, all in the hopes of protecting her precarious power within the home. Her antics successfully push everyone away, until new maid Lucy actually pushes back.

Dog Flesh

Carne de Perro deals with a complex period in the life of Alejandro (55), a solitary, fragile and unpredictable man who is crushed by the hostility of his mysterious past.

Much Ado About Nothing (2016)

Vicente, a college student on summer vacation, spends his days relaxing at the family beach house, drinking and flirting. Out partying one night, he piles into a car with new friends and winds up in a deadly hit-and-run accident. With his memory hazy and the others offering conflicting accounts, Vicente finds himself entangled in a criminal case and a corrupt system that closes ranks around the actual driver, the son of a prominent politician. [Synopsis courtesy of Sundance Film Festival]

The Club

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts, the separation from their communities the worst form of punishment by the Church. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried.