It's a temporarily rainy early evening, late in the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic and the partners of New York-based BorderLine Films -- Josh Mond, Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin -- are gathered in the lobby bar of the Grand Hotel Pupp.
This is a film that challenges the audience to plug into the story and stick with it. But if you do, it pays off with a portrait of a manipulative, dark character, one who continually surprises the viewer with his choices.
The AFI Fest wrapped up on November 8th in Hollywood. The 40th annual festival revealed itself again as one of the globe's superior events for accessing works by both veteran and emerging voices in Latino and Latin American film.