Director of photography:
Aline Kuppenheim (Carmen), Nicolás Sepúlveda (Eliás), Hugo Medina (Sánchez), Alejandro Goic (Miguel)
Chile, 1976. Carmen heads off to the beach, to supervise the renovation of her family’s house. Her husband, her children and grandchildren come back and forth during the winter holiday. When the family priest asks her to take care of a young man he is sheltering in secret, Carmen steps onto uncharted waters, away from the quiet life she is used to.
GRAND PRIX CINÉMA EN CONSTRUCTION TOULOUSE #41 Cinélatino 2022
PRIX LE FILM FRANÇAIS Cinélatino 2022
- Chilean Government, Fund for the audiovisual development – Feature-film co-production fund (Chile, 2018).
- INCAA, Co-production Fund from the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (Argentina, 2019).
- Visions Sud Est, Production Fund (Switzerland, 2018).
- Chilean Government, Fund for the audiovisual development. Script re-writing fund (Chile, 2015).
- CORFO. Projects development fund (Chile, 2013).
Manuela has participated in more than 15 films as an actress. In 2010, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Masters in Film at Temple University, USA. Apnea, her first short film premiered at FICValdivia, 2014. She was also selected by Cannes Directors Fortnight’s program Chile Factory to co-direct a short film with Amirah Tajdin, called Land Tides, which premiered at the Fortnight in 2015. She is currently in postproduction of her first film 1976.
2015 - Marea de tierra (Land Tides) - short film / 13 min
2014 - Apnea - short-film / 7 min
1976 is directed by a first-time filmmaker, but it relays an astonishing confidence, both in the story that is being told, and the visual form that it takes. The film takes us to a very dark moment in Chilean history, anchored in Carmen, a woman that tries to find a voice in a context that would not allow her to have one. With careful period consideration, it also has a very contemporary approach, which looks back at the untold stories of the women of the time.
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