Criminal Body

Cannes Docs

Criminal Body

Original title: Cuerpo Criminal

Directed by: Martín Boulocq

Produced by: Andrea Camponovo (CQ Films, Bolivie)

Country of production: Bolivie, Argentine

Runtime: 70'

Expected release: January 2024

Production stage: Editing

Budget: $ 208.000 (70% in place)

1st feature: No

Looking for: Festivals, Sales Agentes, Gap Financing


In a sub-Andean forest, an American horror movie is being filmed. Miguel, a local bodybuilder, steps up to the challenge of playing the role of a monster. Marcos, an indigenous peasant, offers his bulls for use during the shoot. The experience of their first-time participation in a film is both strange and dangerous, as they navigate a world alien to them, rife with unfamiliar codes and expectations.

Director’s profile:

Martín Boulocq studied cinematography in Jorge Sanjinés’ Andean School of Cinematography. At 25 years of age he released his first film “The Most Beautiful of my Very Best Years”, participating in San Sebastian, Locarno, Montreal and won prizes in La Habana, Valdivia, Guadalajara and others. The film was acclaimed by Bolivian critics as one of the 12 fundamental films in the history of Bolivia. His second film “Los viejos” was premiered at Busan Film Festival and screened at Torino Film Festival and Gottemborg Film Festival. His latest film “The Visitor” (2022) won best screenplay at Tribeca Film Festival, won Best film at Antalya Film Festival and screened at Moscow Film Festival, Gottemborg Film Festival and many others. His films have been screened at theaters and museums all over Latin America, Europe and North America. He has co-produced with Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and USA.

Producer’s profile:

Andrea Camponovo Gamio was born in Tarija, Bolivia. She began her career as a producer and actress in 2004. Since 2011, she has been a partner in the film production company CQ Films together with Martin Boulocq, where she has produced both short and feature films that have reached international audiences. In 2017, she produced the feature film Eugenia, an award-winner at the Guadalajara International Film Festival and currently available on Amazon Prime. In 2021 she produced Rodrigo Bellot’s Blood Red Ox. In 2022 she produced Martín Boulocq’s The Visitor, a co-production with Uruguay/Cimarron, premiered and awared at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. Her most recent project as a producer, CRIMINAL BODY, has won a W.I.P prize in Ventana Sur and has been selected for “Spotlighted projects” in Cannes Docs at Marché du Film – Cannes Film Festival 2023.