Luisa and Gabino visit their parents in a mining town. Their father’s only interest in them is sparked by Luisa’s actor boyfriend when he acts out the role of a narco kingpin. To cope with family tensions, Gabino imagines a parallel reality of detectives and organized crime.
Nicolas Pereda, a prolific filmmaker best known for his unique technique of blurring fiction and documentary, presents another outstanding example of his style. Fauna creates a world that cannot be easily confined within one genre. Pereda adopted the title and names of some characters from Mario Levrero’s novel of the same name. However, in this film, the novel plays a role as a means or an object to introduce and develop a new world of enactment. The talented actors who Pereda regularly casts make this film even more engaging. They did a splendid job in keeping up with an awkward situation, bringing tension to the dramatic plot. Their speech and gesture work together to constitute the rhythm of the film. We can also find Pereda’s bold attempt to speak to a larger context. Some scenes were shot at filming locations for commercial drug movies, where the actors carry out their cinematic performance which is clearly different from ceaselessly regenerated images of Mexico. From these, we can see that Fauna exists everywhere, in and out of reality. (Sung MOON)
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