La Jauría

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Recycling and renewing recognizable aesthetic traits and narrative tropes of Latin American Cinema, this fixating thriller comes through as one of the most stimulating allegories produced in the Global South. Set in an experimental tropical-forest prison in Colombia, the film follows Eliú, a country boy, incarcerated in this young offenders institution for a crime he committed with his friend El Mono. Every day, the teenagers perform hard manual labor and endure intense group therapy, under the menacing gaze of the camp guard Godoy. One day, El Mono is transferred to the exact center, and with him comes the past that Eliú is trying to escape... In this penal colony, no one can hear him scream.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Andrés Ramírez Pulido
Script: Andrés Ramírez Pulido
Cinematography: Balthazar Lab
Editing: Julie Duclaux, Juliette Kempf
Sound: Nestor Velez, Claire Berriet, Laura Chelfi, Victor Praud
Music: Pierre Desprats
Actors: Jhojan Estiven Jimenez, Maicol Andrés Jimenez, Wismer Vasquez, Jhoani Barreto
Production: Valiente Gracia, Alta Rocca Films
Producers: Jean-Etienne Brat, Lou Chicoteau, Andrés Ramírez Pulido
Co-production: Micro Climat Studios
Co-producers: Julia Gabreau, Bianca Balbuena, Bradley Liew
Production Design: Johanna Agudelo Susa
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Colombia
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 86΄
Contact: Pyramide International
Awards/Distinctions: Critics’ Week Grand Prize & SACD Award – Cannes FF 2022, Special Mention for Best International Debut – Jerusalem Film Festival 2022

Andrés Ramírez Pulido

Born in 1989 in Bogota, Andrés Ramírez Pulido is a Colombian Director and producer. He has directed two award-winning short films. In 2016, EL EDEN was presented at the Berlinale. It received also the prize for Best Short film in Busan, Cairo and Viña del Mar. In 2017, DAMIANA was selected in the official competition in Cannes, as well as in Toronto, Oberhausen, Zinebi... LA JAURÍA is his first feature film, supported by the CNC (Aide aux cinémas du monde), the FDC Proimagenes and the Hubert Bals Fund. It is selected in the Critics’ Week at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Andrès is the winner of the Gan Foundation for cinema 2019.


2016 Eden (short)
2017 Damiana (short)
2022 La Jauría