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Kill the Boy

Mata al Niño

ALT | International Shorts

Everything is a competition when two teens full of irresponsible bravado - a deadly combination - trail-bike into the woods to shoot off a rifle. This dramatic life lesson is very well made with solid performances that really captures their rivalry, with the older boy dishing out advice on picking up girls and exerting his elder position. It isn’t long before their reckless actions have dire consequences and their relationship takes a surprising turn.

"This short film is a statement of the responsibility we must assume about our role with nature and ourselves. The only thing that will make us an adult civilization is to accept responsibility for our actions with everything that surrounds us. We need to kill the boy to grow up." - Juan Pablo Villavicencio Borges

Screens in program Troubled Voices, Teen Lives


World premiere
Country of Origin: Mexico
Year: 2019
Running Time: 11 mins
Format: DCP
Language:In Spanish with English subtitles
Related Links: Trailer
Cast: Máximo Hollander, Rafael Castillo
Executive Producer: Ramón R. Villavicencio
Producer: Paulina Villavicencio, Juan Pablo Villavicencio
Screenwriter: Juan Romo, Juan Pablo Villavicencio Borges
Cinematographer: Daniel Anguiano
Editor: Juan Pablo Villavicencio, Diego Cataño
Production Design: Diego Moncada
Music: Daniel Vadillo
Production Company: cineStudio
Print Source: Juan Pablo Villavicencio Borges

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