Los fantasmas

  • 75'
  • Guatemala
  • 2020

Handsome Koki earns a living in Guatemala City winning people’s confidence, after which their possessions go missing. By day he is a tourist guide, but at night he seduces men and takes them to Carlos’ hotel, where they are robbed. Koki and Carlos are two sides of the same coin; their fates are intertwined through their violent activities. One day, Koki is targeted by one of the men he stole from, leading Carlos to replace him with another good-looking young man. The shock of this sudden removal of his means of subsistence causes Koki to realise what his life was like, in an almost out-of-body experience.

Los fantasmas was made in a country without much infrastructure or film expertise, but makes great use of the power of authentic locations, situations and characters in Guatemala. Debut filmmaker Lojo delivers a convincing character study on all fronts, and one that makes us stop and think.

Director
Sebastián Lojo
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Guatemala, Argentina
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
75'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Ghosts
Language
Spanish
Producers
Remi Itani, Bernabé Demozzi
Production Companies
A La Deriva Cine, Perro Suelto Cine
Sales
Patra Spanou Film Marketing & Consulting
Screenplay
Sebastián Lojo
Cinematography
Vincenzo Marranghino
Editor
Keenen Yong, Terence Chim
Production Design
Beliza Ruiz Matamoros
Sound Design
José Jacob Jiménez
Cast
Marvin Navas, Carlos Morales, Daniela Castillo, Sandra Guerra