The Sharks (Los Tiburones)

Uruguay | NR | 80 min | Spanish


Angell Hall Sat, May 11, 2019 9:00 PM
Emagine Royal Oak - Aud 8 Fri, May 17, 2019 4:30 PM
Event Info
Film Section:World Narrative
Coming of Age
Women Filmmakers
Late Night
Ann Arbor
Royal Oak
Community Partner:Cinema Lamont
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Run Time (in minutes):80
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Production Country:Uruguay
Subtitles:with English subtitles
with English Subtitles
Previous Festivals:Sundance
Guadalajara International Film Festival
Festival Awards:Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic - Sundance Film Festival
Best Actress
Iber-American Feature Competition - Guadalajara International Film Festival
Best Screenplay
Iber-American Feature Competition - Guadalajara International Film Festival
Special Jury Prize
Iber-American Feature Competition - Guadalajara International Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Director:LucĂ­a Garibaldi


The quiet atmosphere at a small beach resort is rattled by the suspicion of an unheard-of shark invasion, which alarms the locals. 14-year-old Rosina, the middle child of three siblings, has no friends, and her exchanges with the world only consist of monosyllables and the occasional short phrase. She thinks she saw something in the water, but no one seems to be paying much attention to her. Her family is more concerned about their tight economic situation, work and the approaching summer season. When her father recruits her to do maintenance work at some summer houses around town, she meets Joselo, a slightly older fisherman. To get his attention, she comes up with a convoluted, poorly planned strategy, going about it stealthily and menacingly, as if inspired by the mysterious predators.

Cinema Lamont