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Director: Juan Pablo Félix

Script: Juan Pablo Félix

Photography: Ramiro Civita

Editor: Eduardo Serrano, Luz Lopez Mañe

Music: Leonardo Martinelli

Sound design: Lena Esquenazi

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Martin Lopez Lacci, Monica Lairana, Diego Cremonesi

Production: Bikini Films

Country: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Norway, Bolivia, France

Year: 2020

Length: 97’

Awards: Cinema en Construccion Award, Festival de Toulouse, 2020


During Carnival, near the border between Argentina and Bolivia, a young Malambo dancer prepares for the most important competition of his life. When his ex-convict father returns, he jeopardizes everything by dragging his son into his criminal world.



Juan Pablo Félix

Born in 1983 in Buenos Aires. Director and producer, graduated from ENERC Argentina National Film School.

After graduating, Juan Pablo Félix worked for seven years as General Producer and 1st A.D. at
FX Stunt Team, the largest Ibero-American special effects and action design company.

In particular, he worked on the movies The Secret in Their Eyes (Juan José Campanella, 2009), The Headless
Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008), and Carancho (Pablo Trapero, 2010).

As a director he has worked on feature documentaries, TV series, short films, and commercials in Argentina and Spain.

Karnawal is his first fiction feature film.