22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

Los Reyes

Chile, Germany, 2018: 78 minutes: Alberta Premiere
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Los Reyes is the oldest skate park in Santiago and it brings together teenagers from different social and cultural backgrounds. This story is told through the eyes of Chola and Football, a couple of street dogs that live in the skatepark. The human world appears in stories of adolescents in transit to adulthood. We listen to their voices and see fragments of their bodies as part of the environment that surrounds the world of dogs. As Football grows old and Chola is left alone, the juvenile stories confront us with the rawness of a youth that does not find a place in our society.

IDFA 2018
Göteborg Film Festival 2019
Portland International Film Festival 2019
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019
DocAviv Film Festival 2019
CPH:DOX 2019

Bettina Perut was born in Rome. She is a producer and director, known for A MAN ASIDE (2001), LA MUERTE DE PINOCHET (2011) and LOS REYES (2018).

Iván Osnovikoff was born in Chile. He is a producer and director, known for A MAN ASIDE (2001), LA MUERTE DE PINOCHET (2011) and LOS REYES (2018).

press for Los Reyes

"Football and Chola will capture your heart."
- Variety
"The film conveys a rare, animal sense of being, feeling out their existential space without lapsing into human psychology."
- Film Comment
"One of the best dog films I've ever seen, and that's not even hyperbole. Amazing. I want to watch it again, and again, and again."
- First Showing
"[A] beautiful film… The directors avoid symbolism or didacticism, and instead immerse us in a sense of life lived at the languid pace of an afternoon daydream."
- The New York Times

screened with a short film




Documentary / Coming of Age

Spanish with English Subtitles
78 minutes


Bettina Perut
Iván Osnovikoff

Executive Producers
Dirk Manthey
Maite Alberdi

Bettina Perut
Iván Osnovikoff
Maite Alberdi

Pablo Valdés



WINNER: Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature

Winner Best Feature-Length Documentary, Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2018
Winner National Geographic Award, Best Cinematography Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2019



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