Who of us hasn’t been involved in a dispute with a neighbor? Two years ago I was engaged in a minor parking dispute with the family next door that consumed my life. The mere sight of the family next door made my blood boil. Santoalla makes your neighborhood dispute pale in comparison. This gripping true crime documentary explores the cultural differences of two families living in a crumbling Spanish village and the resulting disappearance of one of the residents. Filmmakers Mehrer and Becker are granted incredible access to home video footage that puts you directly into the conflict. Santoalla succeeds where most true crime mysteries fail. It provides a captivating story with a satisfying yet unexpected ending.
Tuesday, February 28 2017
AFF Jury Award Series: Santoalla
-Colin Hyer, Young Filmmakers Program Coordinator
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