The Hole in the Fence

El hoyo en la cerca

Greek Premiere

At a secluded exclusive summer camp in the Mexican countryside, under the watchful eyes of their adult guardians, boys from a prestigious private school receive physical, moral, and religious training to turn them into tomorrow’s elite. The discovery of a hole in the perimeter fence triggers a chain of increasingly disturbing events. Hysteria quickly spreads… A skin-crawling experience that articulates a fierce critique to religious education, unraveling like a horror movie and drawing on actual events.

Screening Schedule

No scheduled screenings.

Direction: Joaquín Del Paso
Script: Joaquín del Paso, Lucy Pawlak
Cinematography: Alfonso Herrera Salcedo
Editing: Paloma López Carrillo
Sound: Guido Berenblum
Music: Michael Stein, Kyle Dixon
Actors: Valeria Lamm, Yubáh Ortega, Lucciano Kurti, Erick Walker, Jacek Poniedzialek, Enrique Lascurain
Production: Cárcava Cine
Producers: Fernanda de La Peza, Joaquín del Paso
Co-production: Amondo Films, Roleplay Agency, Polish Film Institute
Co-producers: Paweł Tarasiewicz, Hania Drewek, Rafal Krus, Kamila Derkowska
Costumes: Ursula Schneider
Production Design: Lucy Pawlak
Make Up: Jorge Fuentes, Aleksandra Dutkiewicz
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Mexico, Poland
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 102'
Contact: The Match Factory

Joaquín Del Paso

Joaquín del Paso was born in Mexico City on 15 July 1986. He studied at the Polish National Film School in Lodz, where he graduated with honors and obtained a Master in Arts degree. Maquinaria Panamericana, his first feature film, premiered at the Berlinale Forum in 2016. The film subsequently screened in more than 60 international festivals and obtained several awards. Joaquín is a founding member of Cárcava, a Mexico City-based production company, and of Amondo Films, a film collective based in Warsaw, Delhi, and Mexico City.


2008 Dialogue about an image (short)
2009 Trung (short)
2009 The Absolute Truth of Thomas Shviefel (short)
2010 Flores (short)
2010 Waterdrop (short)
2013 Siamese (short)
2016 Maquinaria Panamericana
2021 The Hole in the Fence