Country: France
Year: 2023
Duration: 94'

Nino is considered a bad influence on the other boys of his neighbourhood and has to face homophobic attacks on the street. For that reason, Nino and his parents temporarily move to the countryside. Far from the city, Nino wanders in a forest that is thought to be haunted by Almamula, a monster which kidnaps those who commit sexual sins and impure acts. Nino’s curiosity and impulses emerge in a world of whispers, untold desires and prayers. The sensual mysteries, hidden among the trees, become more and more alluring. A tense and magical debut film by Juan Sebastian Torales.



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film director

Juan Sebastian Torales

Juan Sebastian Torales was born in Argentina and currently lives in Paris. Filmmaker, screenwriter, and editor, he debuted in 2008 with the short film La Croix, followed in 2018 by Le Warrior. He participated in the last Berlin Film Festival with his new first feature film Almamula, which was nominated for the Crystal Bear and for the GWFF Best First Feature Award. Juan Sebastian Torales was awarded the Eurimages Development Co-Production Award at the 67th San Sebastián International Film Festival.


& Credits

Sceneggiatura/Screenplay Juan Sebastian Torales
Montaggio/Editing Jacques Comets
Fotografia/Photography Ezequiel Salinas
Suono/Sound Pilar Peredo
Musica/Music Matteo Locasciulli
Interpreti/Cast Nicolas Díaz, Martina Grimaldi, Maria Soldi, Carlos Coronel, Luisa Lucía Paz, Beto Frágola, Tania Darchuk, Adrián Ramallo
Produttore/Producer Pilar Peredo, Edgard Tenembaum
Produzione/Production Augustus Color
Distribuzione/Distribution Augustus Color