San Sebastián 2016

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Jesús (Jesus)

Dir. Fernando Guzzoni

 Selección Oficial

Jesus (18) is in search of his identity. He dances with a Korean dance group, doesn’t attend school, and doesn’t have a job. Since her mother died, he lives with his father, Hector (53) in a department where TV and silences make up for their inability to communicate with each other. One night, Jesus opens up to his father and confesses him an irreversible event in which he was involved. This fact forces them to join together for the first time. Hector tries to protect and help his son out, but keeping the secret starts to trouble him. One day, he decides to go to pick him up, but not precisely to take him back home.

Entrevista con Fernando Guzzoni, director.

Entrevista con Nicolás Durán, protagonista.


El Cristo ciego (The Blind Christ)

Dir. Christopher Murray

Horizontes Latinos

Michael (30) is a mechanic who says he had a divine revelation in the desert. Far from believing him, neighbors treat him as the crazy person in town. One afternoon, he realizes that a friend has suffered an accident in a distant place. Michael decides to leave everything behind so he can embark on a journey barefoot, and heal his friend with a miracle. On the road, he starts drawing attention on himself from people who’ve been exploited by the mining industry, live a drug-abused lifestyle, and see him as a new Christ who is able to ease the harsh reality of the Chilean desert.

Entrevista con Chritopher Murray, director.

Entrevista con Michael Silva, protagonista.



Aquí no ha pasado nada (Much Ado About Nothing)

Dir. Alejandro Fernández Almendras

Horizontes Latinos

“I wasn’t the one driving,” says Agustín, as he struggles to remember what went down last night. All he has on mind is the cute girl he was making out with in the back seat of a moving car. But the driver, he recalls, happens to be the son of one of Chile’s most powerful politicians.

Entrevista con Alejandro Fernández Almendras, director.

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Dir. Pepa San Martín

Horizontes Latinos

Being interested in boys, thinking they’re stupid, being really close to your best friend and keeping secrets from her, having trouble in school, and having annoying parents: these are the kind of problems a 13-year-old girl is faced with. For Sara, all of that has nothing to do with the fact that her mother lives with another woman. Her father doesn’t see it that way though. DAAD Short Film Award winner Pepa San Martín (Berlinale Shorts 2011: La Ducha) takes a real-life Chilean custody battle as the inspiration for her feature-film debut.

Entrevista con  Pepa San Martín, directora.




Dir. Pablo Larraín


It’s 1948 and Pablo Neruda is pursued after the communist party is banned. The President calls for his impeachment, delegating his arrest to Oscar Peluchonneau. Neruda becomes a poet who turned into a weapon. He lives in hiding with his wife Delia del Carril, writes the ‘Canto General’, and tries to flee the country while Peluchonneau is hot on his heels. The poet uses this persecution to reinvent himself, he becomes both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.

Entrevista con Pablo Larraín, director.

Entrevista con Luis Gnecco, protagonista.


 El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa (The Winds Know That I’m Coming Back Home)

Dir. José Luis Torres Leiva

Zabaltegi – Tabakalera

Chilean documentary filmmaker Ignacio Agüero is working on his first fiction feature-length film, based on an old documentary project he never carried out. In the early 80’s in the Meulín Island, in the region of Chiloé, a young couple disappeared in the woods leaving no trace at all. A whole myth grew around this mysterious and tragic love story. Ignacio Agüero will travel to the place where this happened to scout locations, look for non-professional actors, and finally, little by little, shape the development of his film.

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Entrevista con José Luis Torres Leiva, director.


El extraño (The Stranger)

Dir. Pablo Álvarez

Zabaltegi – Tabakalera

Partly an essay, partly fiction and partly documentary. A series of images and testimonials diffusely reconstruct an absent character, who embodies a social climbing eagerness rooted deep inside chilean society. An exercise of power that manifests itself in different forms of violence.



Entrevista con Pablo Álvarez, director.


Alonso’s Daughters (Chile, Costa Rica & Panama)

Dir. Kattia González

Foro de Coproducción

Marina (17) and Lucía (14) travel from Costa Rica to Panama in search of their father, who they haven´t seen in over ten years. In the frenzy of adolescence, they will have moments of friction and jealousy, but their disappointment after a day with their father will bring them closer together.


Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos (Chile) (Dead Will Come And Will Have Your Eyes)

Dir. José Luis Torres Leiva

Foro de Coproducción

María is 42 years old. Ana is in her 50’s. They live in a small town in the south of Chile. They have been a couple for 20 years, but had never lived together until the day Ana was diagnosed with terminal cancer. This illness will mark a sign in their lives. Maria decides against any kind of treatment and they move together to a small cottage in the middle of a forest where they’ll live until the day Maria dies. This is how they’ll fall in love again, facing the unbeatable death and determined to strengthen their relation.


La periodista (The Journalist) (Chile, Francia) 

Dir. Alejandro Fernández Almendras

Foro de Coproducción

Paul Schäfer is fugitive from 8 years and nobody seems to care . However, a television journalist , Carola Liberona, receives information to track the German hierarch . In her increasingly risky search, Carola will alter forever her life and that of those around her .

La familia(The Family) (Venezuela, Chile & Noruega)

Dir. Gustavo Rondón

Cine en Construcción

Andres (35) and his son Pedro (12) live in blue-collar neighborhood of Caracas and they hardly see each other. While Andres uses his time with his jobs, Pedro walks around the streets playing with his friends and learning from the violent place that surrounds him. A son has killed and death is his condemnation. A father thinks that physical protection is what matters and they flee. But looking the other will reveal that there would be another kind of salvation.


Medea (Costa Rica & Chile)

Dir. Alexandra Latishev

Cine en Construcción

María José is a girl that goes to college and lives with her parents. One day, she meets Javier with whom she tries to build a relationship, but her behavior starts to change radically; she is in an advanced state of pregnancy and nobody knows.







Alejo Crisóstomo, Ceibita Films (

Catalina Vergara, Globo Rojo Producciones (

Cynthia García, Grita Medios (

Michelle Aburto Rebolledo, Haru Films

Augusto Matte,  Jirafa (

Eduardo Villalobos, Molotov Cine (

Andrés Mardones, Parox (

Diego Rougier, Picardia Films (

Giancarlo Nasi, Quijote Films / Rampante  (

Ignacio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Producciones

Adriana Silva, Válvula Films (

Juan Ignacio Sabatini, Villano (


BIOBIOCINE Festival Internacional de Cine de Concepción Chile  (

Eduardo Villalobos Pino, Artistic Director.

FIC VALDIVIA Valdivia International Film Festival (

Erick González, Director AUSTRALAB form FICValdivia

AUSTRALAB from FICValdivia Austral Cinema Lab (

Erick González, Director AUSTRALAB form FICValdivia


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