Joker directed by Todd Phillips won the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival, with the Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize going to J’Accuse (An Officer and a Spy) by Roman Polanski.
The Prince (El Principe) (2019)
NAME OF FILM: THE PRINCE (EL PRINCIPE) (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Sebastián Muñoz
STARRING: Juan Carlos Maldonado, Alfredo Castro, Gaston Pauls, Sebastián Ayala, Lucas Balmaceda, Cesare Serra, José Antonio Raffo
GENRE: Foreign Film
SYNOPSIS: Chile, 1970. During a night of heavy drinking, Jaime, a lonely 20-year-old young man, stabs his best friend in what seems a passion outburst. Sentenced to prison, he meets “The Stallion”, an older and respected man in whom he finds protection, and from whom he learns about love and loyalty. Behind bars, Jaime becomes “The Prince”. But as their relationship grows stronger, “The Stallion” faces the violent power struggles within the prison.
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