Ernesto lives with his seven dogs in an apartment building in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. His lonely daily routine revolves around his pets’ needs, his health problems and his money problems. His neighbors arrange a mediation hearing and urge him to take his pets out of the apartment. Ernesto does not want to live without his dogs, and he cannot afford to move elsewhere. Thanks to the empathy of people who are also lonely, but every day share common spaces that connect them, Ernesto finds a way to solve the conflict.
International Title Seven Dogs Year of production 2021 Length 83min Country Argentina Shooting Format HD 4K Aspect Ratio 16:9 Dialogue Spanish DirectorRodrigo Guerrero Producer Rodrigo Guerrero Executive Producer Ana Apontes Writer Paula Lussi Cinematographer Gustavo Tejeda Editor Delfina Castagnino, Susana Leunda Assistant Director María Aparicio Art Director Florencia Nogue Sound Design Hernán Conen Color Grading & Correction Gonzalo Greco Cast Luis Machín, Maximiliano Bini, Natalia Di Cienzo, Paula Lussi, Eva Bianco, Paula Hertzog
Director's Statement How can the predicament of an individual, which is foreign to other people and goes beyond the responsibility of a particular social group, be solved collectively? This premise let us develop a film that is built around the theme of how others look at us, conceived from two different perspectives–the way others judge us, but also the way they can support us. In a time in which the ways of connecting are imbued with virtuality and economic crises mark the course of social transformation, we think it is important to remind ourselves once again that we can find and help each other, and promote the idea that we will find the best way to coexist if we work together, by getting out of ourselves, looking at and acknowledging each other, appealing to our empathy, and seeking creative solutions to collective problems.