Bolting from his first ever heist, Reynaldo Galíndez, alias 'Rey', lands in the patio of the house inhabited by Carlos Vargas, a retired security guard. Vargas offers a deal: the young boy will repair the damage to his home in return for not being handed over to the police. The lessons given to the teenager by the former guard develop into a relationship not unlike the old legends of educating a king (for the “Rey” of his name, meaning “king”). But the agreement will start to fall apart when the loose ends of the robbery Reynaldo had been involved in start closing in around them. Films in Progress Industry Award and CAACI / Ibermedia TV Films in Progress Award in 2016.
Santiago Esteves studied Directing at the Buenos Aires University of Cinema, while working as an editor alongside directors including Pablo Trapero, Mariano Llinás and Juan Villegas. He wrote and directed the short films Cinco tardes sin Clara (2009), Los crímenes (Best Iberoamerican Short film and Critics’ Awards at Huesca 2011) and Un sueño recurrente (2013). In 2015 he directed the fictional mini-series La educación del Rey, later to become his first feature, winner of the Films in Progress Industry and CAACI/Ibermedia TV Films in Progress Awards at the San Sebastian Festival in 2016.