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Nazareno Cruz y el lobo
Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf
Being the seventh son, Nazareno’s fate is marked—when he grows up and finds love, he will turn into a werewolf. Oblivious to this sentence, Nazareno lives joyfully until he meets Griselda, owner of his heart and also the gateway to his misfortune. “Mandinga,” a devil from the pampas played by Alfredo Alcón, tries to buy his feelings so that he avoids love and hell. But that melancholy devil, who fails on purpose, knows no one is more doomed than he is. Already determined to explore a popular lyric also through film, in Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf, Leonardo Favio connects popular myth with the language of modern cinema, finding a form of his own that is at once disruptive and unmistakingly local.
Leonardo Favio was born in Mendoza, Argentina, in 1938. He was a filmmaker, actor and singer-songwriter. After acting in films by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson and Fernando Ayala, among others, he started an important career as a filmmaker, with such titles as Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1964), Gatica, the Monkey (1993) and Aniceto (2008, 23rd Festival).