Born and Bred
Director: Pablo Trapero
Writers: Mario Rilloni, Pablo Trapero
Cast: Guillermo Pfening,
Martina Gusmán, Federico Esquerro, Juan Alonso
Producers: Douglas Cummins,
Rocio Freire-Bernat, Walter Salles, Rosanna Seregni, Marc Sillam,
Country: Argentina / Italy / UK
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Widely applauded by critics, and Official Selection at both Toronto and Rome Film Festivals, BORN & BRED is Argentinean director Pablo Trapero's follow up to the highly acclaimed Familia Rodante.
BORN & BRED tells the story of Santiago (Guillermo Pfening), a successful interior designer, husband to Milli (Martina Gusman) and loving father to daughter Josefina (Victoria Vescio), whose veneer of urban contentment in Buenos Aires is torn away when tragedy strikes unexpectedly. Re-appearing in the frozen landscapes of Patagonia, and changed beyond recognition, Santiago begins a self-imposed penance in a wilderness of outsiders. Yet a warm camaraderie and humour characterise the friendships formed, offering hope to a soul tormented by the ghosts of an unalterable past. Santiago must re-engage with the present to remain one step ahead of insanity.
Toronto International Film Festival 2006