Los Reyes (“The Kings”) is the oldest skatepark in the Chilean capital of Santiago. This story is about the real kings here: Football and Chola, two stray dogs that have made their home in this open space full of hurtling skateboards and rowdy teenagers. The energetic 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 fall down. The older dog, Football, looks on impatiently and barks at Chola until she finally drops the balls. The teenagers around them come from very different, sometimes troubled backgrounds. They each have their own story, which they recount to us in voiceover. In this almost fairy-tale-like film, the phenomenal, dreamlike camerawork centers almost entirely on the subtle interaction between the two dogs, as they play with a ball, a stick, a stone and each other.







Length: 78’
Production: 2018
Country: Chile, Germany
Original Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Deutsch
Sound: 5.1


Direction and Editing: Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff
Executive Production: Maite Alberdi, Dirk Manthey
Cinematography: Pablo Valdés
Aditional Cinematography: Adolfo Mesías
Sound Recording: Iván Osnovikoff
Production: Maite Alberdi, Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff
Image Post-Production: Kiné-Imágenes
Color Grading: Daniel Dávila
Visual Effects: Jaime Gándara
Sound Post-Production: Sonamos
Mix: Roberto Espinoza
Sound Design: Jannis Grossmann
Funding: Ministerio de las Culturas, IDFA Bertha Fund, CORFO, Tribeca Film Institute
Production Companies: Perut + Osnovikoff, Dirk Manthey Film