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From age 16 and up
Felipe Guerrero, 2016 107 minutes Marleyda Soto, Luisa Vides Galiano, Jocelyn Meneses Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Greece no dialogue 29 April 2017 Nederlands

OSCURO ANIMAL tells the story of three women forced to flee their homes in the midst of the Colombian armed conflict.

Constantly on the move from the guerrillas, they plough through the deep jungle hoping for safety. But no matter where they go, the savage face of war follows them like the titular dark animal. These are women whose identities have been erased and voices silenced by violence and oppression. They each dwell in their own silences, a respite from the ceaseless massacres and sexual abuse they have endured.

Filmed entirely without dialogue, OSCURO ANIMAL presents an eloquent and gripping portrait of the women survivors of war. Their silence conveys moments of fear and despair, while pain is uttered only through groans and sobs. Though their plight is often unseen and unreported, director Felipe Guerrero makes sure that the three protagonists' being and despair are profoundly felt.