In a world suspended in time, the brothers Lell’s fields are threatened by a frost. However, when a mysterious woman appears and the frost gives in, the rumor that she’s a saint who arrived to save them is spread between the villagers.
In the same universe as his first feature, Germania, Maximiliano Schonfeld narrates what happens when a strange person enters a closed community and upsets the acquired habits and customs. The community is that of the German descendants from Volga living in Entre Ríos, and the strange person in question is the character played by Ailín Salas, a girl from another social and ethnical origin who pretends to have some kind of healing power. Whether she has it or not is beside the point, because Schonfeld’s film actually centers on the consequences that arrival has among the relatives that welcome her and in the townspeople, who will be shaken in curiously therapeutic ways. Mysterious, dark, elliptical, The Black Frost moves with the cadence of a nighttime story told at the light of a campfire. DL
D, G: Maximiliano Schonfeld F: Soledad Rodríguez E: Ana Laura Remon DA: Adrián Suárez S: Nahuel Palenque P: Bárbara Francisco, Delfina Montecchia, Maximiliano Schonfeld PE: Bárbara Francisco CP: Pasto Cine I: Ailín Salas, Lucas Schell, Benigno Lell
Pasto Cine. Bárbara Francisco T +54 11 4552 4943 E firstname.lastname@example.org W pastocine.com.ar
He was born in Argentina in 1982, studied film and TV at the National University of Córdoba and then graduated at the ENERC. He made the documentaries Esnorquel(2005), Entreluces(2006; Bafici ‘07) and Invernario(2010, Bafici‘11), as well as the feature Germania (Bafici ‘12).