The Cleaner
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In the midst of a mysterious, devastating epidemic, Eusebio—, a forensic cleaner who sterilizes the apartments of the dead—discovers an eight-year-old boy hiding in an uninhabited house. A loner all his life, Eusebio suddenly finds that he must care for this frightened young boy as civilization crumbles around them. In this quietly compelling dystopian drama, Adrian Saba in his directorial debut shows admirable restraint in letting the relationship between two deeply guarded souls gently unfold, incorporating drily comedic touches and artfully composed long takes.

New Directors Award at San Sebastián International Film Festival, Best First Work at Havana Film Festival, New Voices/New Visions Prize at Palm Springs International Film Festival. Mar del Plata Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival.