37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Hole in the Fence

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A group of boys from a prestigious Mexican private school attends an exclusive summer camp designed to that gives them physical, moral, and religious training to bring them closer to God and turn them into tomorrow’s elites – all under the disturbingly-watchful eyes of unyielding adult guardians. The discovery of a hole in the fence sets in motion a chain of disturbing events as the boys devolve into a Lord of the Flies-like mob mentality that creates and spreads hysteria in this profoundly disturbing coming-of-age drama that unravels like a horror movie while drawing on actual events.

Introduction by Omega Ilijevich (VAFF)

This film is part of the Highlighting Cinema of Mexico Focus series supported by Mexican Cultural Institute in D.C.


Sunday, November 6


4:30 PM


Violet Crown 4

Film Info

Director: Joaquín del Paso

Runtime: 102 min.

Year: 2021

Country: Mexico

Language: Spanish

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Valeria Lamm, Yubah Ortega, Lucciano Kurti, Santiago Barajas, Enrique Lascurain, Jacek Poniedziałek, Raul Vasconcelos