»Leones is an essay about death from the point of view of a mortal being, death seen as a beautiful landscape. Youth and its obsessions: death, its beauty and incomprehension. How weak can the human body be in comparison to an intellectual construction? These kids are always in the moment, the here and now. References to temporality are downplayed or even denied. Yet they are not merely part of the moment but immersed in it, anxious and bored, almost beyond temporality.«
– Jazmín López
Friends Félix, Sofía, Arturo, Niki and Isabel are wandering through a wood. While they distract themselves in punning games, jostle with one another and set mutual challenges, they trace their way back, step by step, into a grown-up world – desperately seeking to evade a story somehow already pegged out. When they arrive at a holiday home, Isabel can no longer keep secret what’s so special about her situation.
Awards for ›Leones‹
ARTE Award 2012
Film programme Seduction
Jazmín López was born 1984 in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate in film direction from the Universidad del Cine (FUC) where she currently teaches. She has made exhibitions in Argentina and the United States. Leones is her first feature-length film.
Films by Jazmín López
Te amo y Morite 2009 | Juego Vivo 2008 | Parece la pierna de una Muñeca 2007