THE PLATFORM (El hoyo, 2019)


El hoyo
Principal Theater Saturday, 2019 October 26 / 19:30 7,50 € Tickets


Spain. Direction: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Production: Carlos Juárez / Basque Films. Coproducers: David Matamoros, Ángeles Hernández. Coproduction: Mr. Miyagi Films, Plataforma La Película AIE. Screenplay: David Desola, Pedro Rivero. Photography: Jon D. Domínguez. Music: Aranzazu Calleja. Edition: Haritz Zubillaga, Elena Ruiz. Cast: Antonia San Juan, Iván Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Emilio Buale, Alexandra Masangkay. Running time: 93 min.


Originally from Abadiño, Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia's film, El hoyo, is the first to have receive funding from Eusko Jaurlaritza and supported by EITB, which has been acquired by Netflix following its major acclaim in Toronto. In fact, even the section of the SSIFF Culinary Zinema could have been opened, but they are so fussy that it's best that we wolf it down at our opening. Pure gargantuan faisandegée. We (and not all voluntarily) have gotten locked into a dystopian building. We are sharing a (concrete) cell with another someone. There are many levels. You could be at 1 or at 200. Those at level 1 eat like a lord. Those at 64 upwards (or so) resort to cannibalism. Or autophagy. According to the pressbook: "There are three kinds of people: those on top, those below, and those who fall". It doesn't mention those who throw themselves off and those who go down just because.

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