The Delights

(Las Delicias )
Eduardo Crespo | Documentary

2021 | 66 minutes | Argentina

More than 120 kids live in Las Delicias agrotechnical boarding school in the Argentine countryside. They will experience the end of their childhood and the beginning of their youth.


Treating youngsters with respect and demanding respect in return is the astute and impressive ethos of Las Delicias, an agro-technical boarding school in the Argentina countryside in the province of Entre Ríos, where more than 120 youngsters live, learn, and play together.

It is a school for all types of kids: small-town kids who want to learn more about agriculture, big-city kids who were kicked out of other schools, and kids who had nowhere to go during the school year. It is a clash of cultures. Although the school has very few resources, it provides discipline, value, and growth to these children through agriculture, schoolwork, and exercise.

In this close-knit community, distanced from their families, these young souls navigate the intersection of childhood’s end and the dawn of their youth.


“Instead of getting caught up in stereotypes, he manages to delve deeper into the lives of these young people, revealing the richness of their individual humanity. Las Delicias raises questions about education, youth, and the search for identity, inciting reflection in troubling times.” – Juan Pablo Russo, ESCRIBIENDO CINE

“Gently inspirational...offers insight into a school aimed at helping and developing youngsters in the best way possible.” – Mark Adams, BUSINESS DOC EUROPE

“Without ever appealing to emotional manipulation, underlining or demagoguery, certain that his images will manage to subjugate, seduce and gradually immerse the viewer in that particular universe, Crespo achieves with patience and modesty strange moments of beauty and sensitivity.” – Diego Batlle, OTROS CINES

“The narrative captures moments of joy, challenge, and reflection, showing how these young people struggle to meet the expectations of their teachers while exploring their identity and place in the world.” – Juan Pablo Russo, ESCRIBIENDO CINE

Main credits

Crespo, Eduardo (film director)
Crespo, Eduardo (film producer)
Loza, Santiago (film producer)
Moriconi, Lorena (film producer)

Other credits

Cinematography, Eduardo Crespo; editing, Lorena Moriconi; music, Denis Plante.

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International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam; International Documentary Film Festival of Buenos Aires; True/False Film Festival; Guadalajara Internantional Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Eduardo Crespo


YEAR: 2021

GENRE: Documentary


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adult



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