The Replacement at IFFO 2022
Spanish director Óscar Aibar’s “El sustituto” opens the international selection at this year’s edition of the International Film Festival of Ottawa, which runs March 9-20, 2022.
- By Óscar Aibar, thriller, 2021, 115 minutes.
- Original title: El sustituto. Canadian premiere.
- In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.
1982. A young police officer hardened in the worst neighbourhoods of Madrid accepts a post in a small village by the sea in the hope of healing his sick daughter and gaining some inner peace. But once there he becomes involved in the investigation of the strange murder of the inspector he replaced. The inquiry will lead him to a group of Nazi elders who live a heavenly and happy retreat on the coast.
Showcasing 27 of this year’s best feature films, plus 27 new Canadian short films, special programs, and filmmaker talks, the second edition of the International Film Festival of Ottawa brings international festival films to Ottawa cinephiles.