A film by Juan Sebastian Torales.


A film by Juan Sebastian Torales

Fleeing homophobic attacks, Nino moves to a rural house amidst a forest haunted by Almamula, a monster that takes those who commit carnal sins. In a world of whispers, unspoken desires, and prayers, Nino’s curiosity and impulses rise to the surface.

Status: Completed
Year: 2023
Genre: Fantasy Drama
Country: France, Argentina, Italy

Language: Spanish
Available subtitles: English, French, Portuguese
Runtime: 95 minutes
Original title: Almamula



Juan Sebastian Torales is an Argentinian film director. In 2006 he wrote, produced, and directed his first short documentary, “La Croix”, selected for the Mar del Plata Film Festival, in which the artist Luizo Vega crucifies himself in real-time.

In 2007, he moved to Paris, He directed and wrote the short films “Los arboles” (2011) and “Le Warrior” (2018) among other independent productions. Since he moved to France he has been also a recognized editor of French television with more than 30 documentaries to his credit. “Almamula” is his first fiction film (Eurimages Development Prize in San Sebastian FF 2019). As a preamble to the story of his first feature, he directed and produced his short films “Sacha” (2019) and “Maco” (2020), both shot in Santiago del Estero, his hometown.


2023 Almamula
2020 Maco (short film)
2019 Sacha (short film)
2018 Le Warrior (short film)
2011 Los árboles (short film)
2008 La Croix (short film)

Nicolás Díaz
María Soldi
Cali Coronel
Martina Grimaldi
Luisa Lucía Paz
Beto Frágola
Tania Darchuk
Adrián Ramallo

Director: Juan Sebastian Torales
Screenplay: Juan Sebastian Torales
Cinematography: Ezequiel Salinas
Editing: Juan Sebastian Torales
Sound: Manuel Yeri Racig, Federico Forleo, Emiliano Cobai
Music: Matteo Locasciulli
Executive producers: Pilar Peredo, Edgard Tenembaum, Lorena Quevedo, Augusto Pelliccia
Production Company: Tu Vas Voir, Twins Latin Films, Augustus Color


Berlin International Film Festival | Berlinale Generation 14plus
Cine Latino Bergen
Uruguay International Film Festival | Children’s and Young People’s Film Competition
Lovers Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival | Ibero-American Cinema
Inside Out 2SLGBQ+ | International Showcase · Best First Feature Award
FICG Guadalajara | Ibero-American Feature Film Competition
IFF Puerto Vallarta
Festival MIX México | Oficial Competition
Taipei Film Festival | Future Lights
Outfest LA Film Festival
GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Faroe Islands International Minority Film Festival
Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival · Honorable Mention
Chicago International Film Festival | Outlook
NewFest: The New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival – Fort Lauderdale · Jury Honorable Mention
São Paulo International Film Festival | New Filmmakers Competition
Pink Screens Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival | Discovery
Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival | Feature Film Competition
Festival du film LGBTQI de Paris Chéries-Chéris
Festival FILMAR en América Latina | First Feature Competition
International Film Festival of Kerala | World Cinema


Santo Domingo Global Film Festival | First Feature Competition
Ternium’s Latin-American Film Festival
Festival Internacional de Cine de las Alturas | Feature Film Competition
Diverse Film Showcase in Guatemala

An exploration of sexually fluid (and true) reactions that sound believable and engaging at the same time.
Vassilis Kroustallis, Film Is A Fine Affair

A captivating and nuanced story that intertwines the tangible with the mystical and fuses the dark with the hope.
Juan Pablo Russo, Escribiendo Cine