DICTADO
(CHILDISH GAMES)

MATERIALS

DOCUMENTATION

PHOTOS

VIDEOS

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Antonio Chavarrías

2012 || Spain || Color || Feature

WORLD SALES

Filmax (Madrid)

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

BERLIN 2012

SYNOPSIS

Daniel receives an unexpected visit from a long-lost childhood friend, Mario. The nervous man begs Daniel to urgently come and meet his young daughter. Feeling uncomfortable, Daniel does his best to get out of the awkward situation and puts the strange incident behind him.

When Daniel reads of Mario’s suicide in the newspaper, his wife Laura suggests they pay their respects at the funeral. There, they meet his seven-year-old daughter Julia. Heartbroken that the child is now orphaned, Laura convinces Daniel that they take Julia into their care temporarily until a foster family is found.

Laura quickly bonds with Julia, pulling the young girl out of her cocoon of mourning. Longing for a child of her own, Laura is aware that Julia represents what has been missing in the childless couple’s life. But the little girl’s presence soon begins to have an adverse effect on their relationship.

Daniel is spooked by the mysterious Julia. He begins to feel threatened by some of the girl’s simplest actions. Ominous childhood memories of Mario and his sister Clara come creeping back inside his head. A growing sense of isolation engulfs Daniel. He slowly begins to lose control to the fears that he thought had been buried long ago…

A psychological thriller from the director of CELIA’S LIVES and YOU’LL BE BACK.

CAST

Juan Diego Botto
Barbara Lennie
Mágica Pérez