THE HEART OF A DOG by Lautaro Nuñez De Arco – In development
The province of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, 1930, during the forestry boom. A girl posing as a young lumberjack falls in love with a wild boy raised by dogs. The axe men mistake the boy for a man tiger, a local legend. The boss puts a price on his head, tainting a love story with blood.
LAUTARO NÚÑEZ DE ARCO
Lautaro Nuñez de Arco shot 5 short films in video and 4 in 16 mm. His first 35 mm work was “Mas quel mundo”, 2004 (more than the world). It obtained several awards, including Cóndor de Plata, Best Director at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI), Best Short Film – Fiction at the Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards, Best Short Film at Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films, Best Short Film and People Choice Award at Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Villaverde, Palma de Plata at Valencia Film Festival, and Best Creative Idea at Capalbio Cinema International Film Festival.
For his first feature-length film, The Heart of a Dog, he carried out extensive field research (living with dogs, living in the woods with lumberjacks, interviewing hunters and folklorists) as well academic research (literature, photography, history, Argentine film and folklore, canine behaviour, child psychology, feral children and regional language). The film is conceived as an upgrade of a forgotten Argentine film subgenre, the obrajes (sweatshops and sawmills): Prisoners of the Land (Mario Soffici, 1939), Malambo (Alberto de Zavalía, 1942), Dark River (Hugo del Carril, 1952), Thunder in the Leaves (Armando Bo, 1958) and Isla brava (Mario Soffici, 1958) are some of the highlights Huelva Latin American Film Festival, Special Mention of the Jury at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Best Short Film at Mar del Plata Film Festival, Best Short Film at Huelva Film Festival, Best Short Film at in this type of filmmaking. These were raw and beautiful motion pictures, where love and adventure were rife.
– “Mas quel mundo” (more than the world), 2004, 35mm.
– “Marina”, 1998, 16mm.
– “La Etiqueta” (The Tag), 1994, 16mm.
– “Grúa” (Crane), 1994, 16mm.
– “Ratas” (Rats), 1994, 16mm.
– “Pochoclo” (Popcorn), 1994, 8mm.