Maras

Spain | 2019 | fiction | 24 min. Short film competition

Black and white thriller with a social streak, the energy of Amores perros and expressive music. A story about the life in the world of gangs whose soldiers know only one language – violence. Rape, extortion, brutal beatings… Two families found themselves in the hell from which it is not easy or maybe impossible to escape. Marabunta are extremely dangerous legionary ants that always attack in a group and destroy everything that stands in their way. They also gave the name to maras – ruthless and brutal gangs terrorising the streets in El Salvador as well as Los Angeles.

directed by

Salvador Calvo

cinematography
Juanjo Sánchez
script
Alejandro Hernández
cast
Cristián Paredes, Edgar Vottorino, Belén Lopez
music
Roque Baños
sound
Daniel Molina
editing
Jaime Colis
production
Javier Pons (GLOBOMEDIA S.L.U.)