Country: Argentina, Mexico
Original Title: Acusada
Running Time: 108min
Film Year: 2018
Category: CineDwnTwn Galas, Knight Marimbas Award, HBO Ibero-American Feature Film Award
Dolores Dreier (Lali Espósito) is a typical fun-loving high school student – but when her best friend is brutally murdered and Dolores is accused of the crime, her carefree and privileged existence comes to a hard stop. As Dolores awaits trial, the sensationalistic, tabloid-type media coverage (with global star Gael García Bernal playing a TV talk show host with a particular interest in the case) seems to result in a pre-determined judgement by the court of public opinion.
Dolores sequesters herself at home with her protective family closing ranks around her, but as murky evidence and her own hazy memories increase their substantial pressure, Dolores and her loving father Luis (veteran star Leonardo Sbaraglia, who nearly steals the movie) will have to face their own doubts about what really happened.
Gonzalo Tobal’s second film is a tension-filled drama that looks critically at society’s morbid fascination with crime. During its development stage, The Accused was a recipient of the Miami Film 2016 Award, a financial support initiative of The Related Group and MDC’s Miami Film Festival, and we are proud to present the US premiere of this breathtaking achievement.
Director: Gonzalo Tobal
Producer: Leticia Cristi, Benjamín Doménech, Santiago Gallelli, Axel Kuschevatzky, Matías Mosteirín, Matias Roveda, Hugo Sigman, Julio Chavezmontes
Screenwriter: Ulises Porra, Gonzalo Tobal
Executive Producer: Javier Braier, Micaela Buyé
Production Company: K&S Films, Rei Cine, Telefé, Piano
Music: Rogelio Sosa
Cinematographer: Fernando Lockett
Editor: Alejandro Carrillo Penovi