The trailer for Natalia Garagiola
’s new feature film clearly establishes two worlds: the one within the home and the one outside. “Hunting Season
” (“Temporada de Caza
”) follows the tumultuous relationship between an estranged father and son as they are pushed together through loss and grief.
As the synopsis explains, Nahuel’s father makes his living as a hunter in the Patagonia forests. Under his father’s authoritative grip, “Nahuel will discover love and his capacity to kill.” This ensemble cast features newcomer Lautaro Bettoni
, German Palacios (“Xxy”), and Rita Pauls
Garagiola’s debut feature as a solo director is a co-production between Rei Cine, Augenschein Filmproduktion, Les Films de l’Étranger, and Gamechanger Films
Gamechanger films exclusively funds feature films directed by women. According to Screen Daily, “Hunting Season
” marks the first time the New York-based fund “has co-financed a film outside the U.S.” Recent Gamechanger films include Sarah Adina Smith
’s “Buster’s Mal Heart,” So Yong Kim
” and Karyn Kusama
’s “The Invitation
’s” multiple producers include Mynette Louie
and Catharina Schreckenberg
. Julie Parker Benello
, Wendy Ettinger
, Abigail Disney
, and Regina K. Scully
serve as executive producers.
It is one of four female-helmed films scheduled to play during Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, which will be held August 30-September 9. “Hunting Season
” will debut September 14 in Argentina.
Trailer Watch: A Grieving Father & Son Face Off
in Natalia Garagiola
’s “Hunting Season
” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.