Oscuro Animal

Oscuro Animal
Felipe Guerrero
Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Greece
Felipe Guerrero
Marleyda Soto, Luisa Vides Galiano, Jocelyn Meneses
Coproduction partners: Gema Films (Argentina), Mutokino (Colombia), Viking Film (The Netherlands), Sutor Kolonko (Germany), Boo Productions (Greece)


Three women are forced to flee their homes in a war torn region of Colombia. Rocío’s family has gone missing and she is escaping her hometown, cornered by paramilitary troops. La Mona has stabbed her boyfriend, a young, abusive paramilitary commander. She escapes, weakened by the consequences of a self-induced abortion. Nelsa has deserted the paramilitary after having accomplished her last assignment, burning the dismembered bodies of executed peasants. Each of their journeys will be marked by encounters that will give them strength to move forward.From the humid jungles to the cold outskirts of Bogotá, Oscuro animal presents the inner journey of these women fighting for a new life.

Director’s note 
My film focusses on people who have suffered war trauma and are forced to flee and leave their homes to start a new life somewhere else. I want to demonstrate the inner strength of these individuals, who go through an intense and painful survival process. The film shows how the three characters build an inner space where they find the strength to push forward.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016
Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara 2016
Best Ibero-American Picture, Best Ibero-American Director, Best Cinematography, Best
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias 2016
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016
Another View
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016
Special Cooperation Award