Los habitantes de la casa del diablo / The Squatters of the Devil’s House

A film by Iván Reina Ortiz

This film was screened as a part of the 2016 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF19)



Colombia, Documentary, 2015
87 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

THE SQUATTERS OF THE DEVIL’S HOUSE is the polyphonic portrait of Fercho, Devil and Hippie, the accidental owners of a no­man’s land. It is, perhaps, the only place in the world they can call their own. The ruins shelter their shattered days, allowing them to overcome time and become a little family. Their lives and selves are revealed through the vestiges of their lives before, and the pieces of the crumbling house around them, that ultimately form the core of their being.

Regional Premiere


About the director

Ivan-Reina-OrtizIván Reina Ortiz was born in Bogota and is a graduate of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has produced various short films and directed several documentaries. His magnum opus, LOS HABITANTES DE LA CASA DEL DIABLO, won a feature documentary funding prize from the Film Development Fund of Colombia.



Producer: Juan Felipe Ríos
Production Companies: Lobo Ronco Films
Screenwriter: Iván Reina Ortiz
Cinematographer: Iván Reina Ortiz
Editor: Felipe Guerrero, Iván Reina Ortiz
Sound Design: Lucas Mauricio Niño
Music: Gallego, Julio Miranda, Wilfredo Vargas as interpreted by Fernando Castellanos
Cast: Fernando Castellanos, Jefferon Portilla, Yamir Gómez, Jorge Gómez, Rosa Ismenia Herrera

Print Source: Sergio García Locatelli, sergiogarcia@quechuafilms.com