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.

Screenings

  • Thu 23 Jan de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
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  • Fri 24 Jan Pathé 4
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  • Sat 25 Jan Cinerama 1
    With Q&A
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  • Sun 26 Jan KINO 1
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  • Mon 27 Jan Cinerama 5
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International title
The Ghosts
Filmmaker
Sebastián Lojo
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Guatemala, Argentina
Year
2020
Medium
DCP
Length
75’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Remi Itani, Bernabé Demozzi
Production Company
A La Deriva Cine, Perro Suelto Cine
Sales
Patra Spanou Film Marketing & Consulting
Writer
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