Out in the Open (Intemperie)
Dir: Benito Zambrano. Cast: Luis Tosar, Jaime López, Luis Callejo, Vicente Romero, Kandido Uranga


1h 43m • Adventure, Drama, Thriller • 2019
A young boy fleeing an abuser is helped across the sun baked Andalulsian terrain by a world-weasry shephard
In parched and desperate Andalucia, six years after the end of the ruinous Spanish Civil War, a 12-year-old boy known only as “the kid” (Jaime López) runs away from his family’s brutal landlord, Capataz (Luis Callejo), and into the bare desert, where he is likely to die of thirst. Capataz sets out in pursuit, taking with him the equally sadistic Triana (Vicente Romero). The boy loses his water bottle, but he is found by a terse and nomadic shepherd (Luis Tosar), scarred by his experiences in Spain’s colonial war in Morocco, power base of Federico Franco. In time they form a bond. Benito Zambruno’s Spanish Western reflects his knowledge of his home territory, from the harshness of its human interactions, made worse by the legacy of the hostilities, to the stark beauty of its landscape.
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…visually stunning and well-captured by Pau Esteve Birba in sweeping shots that thankfully are largely achieved without drones
Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.
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