The Dread (El espanto)

  •   Pablo Aparo, Martin Benchimol
  •   Argentina
  •   Cinemas of the Americas, Documentary
  •   Documentary, Religion


The residents of El Dorado don’t believe in doctors. Instead, they rely on folk remedies—special strings, frogs, even yawning. But when it comes to the illness known as “the dread,” the cure rests in the hands of just one man, a mysterious hermit shunned by most of the townspeople. Fascinating and deadpan funny, The Dread is an entrancing look at faith and belief, secrets and deception.

This film is a selection of the International Documentary Competition.

  •  Spanish with subtitles
  •  67 minutes


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