Based on true events, ""Bestia"" explores the life of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations reveals a grim fracture of her mind and of the country.

Director Biography

Hugo Covarrubias, (Santiago, 1977): stop motion director and animator. He is the founder of the Maleza theater company, pioneers in mixing theater with animation, where he co-directs the plays “Maleza” and “Un Poco Invisible”. Director of the short films “El Almohadón de Plumas” and “La Noche Boca Arriba”. With Zumbástico Studios, he has directed the series “El Ogro y el Pollo”, “Horacio y los Plasticines” and is co-creator and director of the series “Puerto Papel”. He is currently the art director of the series "Zander" and is directing his third short film "Bestia."

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Hugo Covarrubias




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Friday, 10 June 14:15 - 15:50 / Kijkhuis 1
95 min.
Saturday, 11 June 17:15 - 18:50 / Kijkhuis 1
95 min.

Also in this session

1. 4AM
Mehdi Fikri, 11 min.
2. Ventanas
Jhon Ciavaldini, 18
3. Angle mort
Lotfi Achour, 13
4. Papel
Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez, Felix Klee, 8
5. Solidago
Jerusha West, 13
6. Bestia
Hugo Covarrubias, 16

International Competition 2

Saturday, 11 June 17:30 - 19:25 / Kijkhuis 1
115 min.

Also in this session

1. When Light is Displaced
Zaina Bseiso, 7
2. Under the Lake
Thanasis Trouboukis, 17
3. It's Raining Frogs Outside
Maria Estela Paiso, 14 min.
4. Bestia
Hugo Covarrubias, 16
5. Becoming Male in the Middle Ages
Isadora Neves Marques, 22 min.
6. La Fée des Roberts
Léahn Vivier-Chapas, 14 min.