El verano del león eléctrico

The Summer of the Electric Lion


Direction: Diego Céspedes
Screenplay: Diego Céspedes
Production company: AGOSTO Cine ,
Producer: Alba Gaviraghi , Paula Araneda
Cinematography: Thomas Woodroffe, Gustavo Yañez
Edition: Ignacio Ulloa
Sound: Pedro Gutes
Music: Sebastián Pérez
Artistic direction: Amapola Santander
Cast: Lan Fa Salas, Gaspar Santibañez, Roxana Naranjo


Runtime: 22:05
Format: Digital
Dialogues: Spanish
Country: Chile
Year: 2018


Hidden in a house far from the city, Alonso accompanies his dear sister, Daniela. She expects to become the seventh wife of The Lion, a prophet who (according to stories) electrocutes when you touch him.



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Year Festival Country Award
2018 Cinéfondation - Festival de Cannes France First Prize Cinefondation
2018 Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine France Special Jury Mention
2018 SANFIC - Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine Chile Special for Best Director
2018 Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian Pacific countries - PACIFIC MERIDIAN Russian Federation
2018 Guanajuato International Film Festival Mexico
2018 MoliseCinema Film Festival Italy
2018 Sarajevo Film Festival Bosnia Herzegovina
2018 Nara International Film Festival Japan
2018 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián Spain Panavision Award for Best Short Film at NEST
2018 Festival Internacional de Cine de Viña del Mar Chile Best International Students Competition
2018 Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana Cuba
2018 Denver Film Festival United States
2018 AFI FEST - Los Angeles United States
2019 Sundance Film Festival United States
2018 Asiana International Short Film Festival Korea South Grand Prize
2018 Belgrade Auteur Film Festival Serbia
2018 Antofadocs - Festival Internacional de Documentales de Antofagasta Chile
2018 European Schools Zinema Fest Spain