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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #138. Vinko Tomičić’s Perros

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #138. Vinko Tomičić’s Perros


A promising France/Italy/Bolivia/Mexico/Chile co-production on paper that was selected at Venice Biennale College Cinema, the 38th Cannes The Residence (2019) and EAVE Puentes, Vinko Tomičić moved into production on his directorial debut in August of 2021. The Chilean filmmaker saw Alfredo Castro, Franklin Aros and Wolframio Sinué take on a simple tale of a young orphan shoeshine boy in La Paz who thinks a client could be his father. Perros (which is also known as “The Dog Thief”) is produced by Machete’s Edher Campos and Zafiro Cinema’s Gabriela Maire.

Gist: Martín is a 13-year-old orphan shoeshine boy from La Paz, Bolivia, who has lived his entire life in the streets with the hope and desire to find his father. Driven by this desire and his imagination, Martin begins to suspect that one of his best clients is his father; Mr Novoa, a lonely tailor whose only emotional bond is his dog, Astor, a fine German shepherd whom he cares for like a son.

Release Date/Prediction: Critics’ Week might be in the running for this debut.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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