El Elefante Desaparecido

Mystery / Thriller


Edo Celeste is a renowned crime novelist, who is writing the final book in the series about his alter ego, detective Felipe Aranda. Edo is obsessed with the disappearance of his fiancee Celia, which took place the day of the 2007 earthquake in the southern coast of Peru.

Directed by: Javier Fuentes-León
Stars: Salvador del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Lucho Cáceres
Country: Peru | Colombia | Spain
Language: Spanish
Runtime: 109 min.

Javier Fuentes-León does something remarkable here in risking audience investment and loyalty by challenging our consciousness and expectations.
Robert Bell | ioncinema.com

The Vanished Elephant's transformation into a sporadically watchable yet wholeheartedly underwhelming art-house experiment.
David Nusair | Reel film reviews

“Whether the writer writes the story, or it writes him” comes out in creative and surprising ways here. In its aim to depict a blurred line between fiction and reality, THE VANISHED ELEPHANT is a welcome addition to this oft-unexplored way of storytelling.
Jonathan Encarnacion | screenrelish