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Rey’s Education

By Santiago Esteves

Country: Argentina

Language: Spanish

Original title: La Educación del Rey

Casting: Germán De Silva, Matías Encinas, Esteban Lamothe

Production year: 2017

Runtime: 01h36

Production company: 13 conejos

Escaping from his criminal baptism, Reynaldo Galíndez, alias “Rey”, lands in the patio of the house inhabited by Carlos Vargas, a retired security guard. Vargas offers him a deal: the young boy will repair the damage caused to his home when falling – in return for not being handed over to the police. The lessons given to the teenager by the old guard will give rise to a relationship not unlike the old legends of educating a king (for the “Rey” of his name, meaning “king”). But the agreement will start to fall apart when the loose ends of the robbery Reynaldo had participated in start wrapping themselves round them…

San Sebastian IFF 2017 – Horizontes Latinos

Sao Paulo IFF 2017 – New Filmmakers Competition

Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon IFF 2017 – Crouching Tiger Competition

La Habana IFF 2017 – First Film Competition

Palm Springs IFF 2018 – Ibero American Competition

Uruguay IFF 2018 – Official Selection

Chicago Latino IFF 2018 – Official Selection

MOOOV IFF 2018 – Father-son’ Special Program

« As delicate as it is intense, the film is a great lesson on education. » - L'Express

« The filmmaker relies mainly on the filial relationship being created between Carlos and Rey. This thread, drawn with efficiency, weaves a classic fleece quite successful. » - Positif

« The fine psychological chronicle and the film noir coexist before coming together in a cruel and moving final. » - Transfuge