26 September 2019 | hof-4
The Spanish title "Animales Sin Collar" means iterally animals without a collar or leash, which may mean stray animals and/or free animals.
The subject of this movie (which is very loosely based on, or rather related to Ibsen's A Doll's House) is an Andalusian politician about to enter the public arena with good progressive intentions but with a large skeleton in his closet. We are given a hint at the beginning and the pieces fall in place gradually, with enough left unexplained to stimulate the viewer's imagination. I was slightly disappointed with the way the ending is treated, but this is just a question of taste.
This is the first feature film by director and scriptwriter Jota Linares. His script is clever and taut and he puts it on screen with unflagging pace; not a scene is superfluous. Acting is excellent and cinematography by Junior Díaz captures the feeling of the arid summer landscapes of rural Andalusia. The Spanish spoken in this movie is the colorful and musical Andalusian version. A film to recommend.