Los Fantasmas // The Ghosts
A film by Sebastián Lojo
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76 min, Color
Spanish, with English subtitles
Koki is a young, attractive and charismatic man who makes a living in Guatemala City as a thief. He befriends tourists who are suddenly, cyclically mugged. Under cover of night, he seduces men in bars and clubs, leading them to a hotel room where they are robbed. The latter arrangement is in conjunction with Carlos, a middle aged, member of the hotel staff. Carlos moonlights as a wrestler, being briefly liberated under a thick shade of make-up. When the tables are turned and Koki is betrayed by Carlos, he finds himself pushed even further into society’s margins, forced to witness the violent effects of his actions from an almost disembodied perspective.
Sebastián Lojo is a director and cinematographer born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Since graduating with distinction from the London Film School and getting a nomination for the Panalux Award (Best Cinematography), Sebastián has been shooting feature and short films in countries including Malaysia, Lebanon, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, Guatemala and Turkey. Los Fantasmas is his debut feature film as a director.
Producer: Remi Itani
Production Companies: A La Deriva Cine, Perro Suelto Cine
Screenwriter: Sebastián Lojo
Cinematographer: Vincenzo Marranghino
Editor: Terence Chim, Keenen Yong
Sound Design: Jacob Jiménez
Principle Cast: Marvin Navas, Daniela Castillo, Carlos Morales
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