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Los Reyes (2019)

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Los Reyes ("The Kings") is the oldest skatepark in the Chilean capital of Santiago. This story is about the real kings here: Football and Chola, two stray dogs that have made their home in this open space full of hurtling skateboards and rowdy teenagers. The energetic Chola loves to play with the balls she finds lying around. She positions them at the edge of the bowls where the skaters show off their tricks and tries to catch them just before they fall down. The older dog, Football, looks on impatiently and barks at Chola until she finally drops the balls. The teenagers around them come from very different, sometimes troubled backgrounds. They each have their own story, which they recount to us in voiceover. In this almost fairy-tale-like film, the phenomenal, dreamlike camerawork centers almost entirely on the subtle interaction between the two dogs, as they play with a ball, a stick, a stone and each other.

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It's a clever portrait of masculine drift, approached in sly and sidelong fashion: as background to the peaceful days of two happy mammals who never give thought to the approaching and encircling flies.

September 6, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Los Reyes is a charming, calming film, though it's also somewhat one-note...

August 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The directors avoid symbolism or didacticism, and instead immerse us in a sense of life lived at the languid pace of an afternoon daydream.

August 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Low on incidents but high on atmosphere and unassuming charm.

December 5, 2018 | Full Review…

A charmingly roundabout documentary born of curiosity, patience, and no small amount of inventiveness on the part of its authors...

November 19, 2018 | Full Review…

With extreme close-ups of the dogs at rest and at play, Los Reyes is one of the more experimental dog stories you'll see, but it's not without its Hollywood-style arc, making you care about the dogs' welfare.

September 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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