Film exhibited in Toulouse:
Near The River (Cerca del río)
Ariela (46), a Bolivian immigrant, has been working for eight years as housemaid in the home of a Chilean family. While Ariela takes care of the daughter of that family, her own daughter Nayeli (7) goes to school full time and then waits in a precarious ballet workshop for Ariela to pick her up. Ariela has lost contact with her parents, because they refuse to talk to her since she left the Aymara community where she grew up, however, her mother's health leads her to go on a trip to Bolivia so Nayeli can meet her grandmother. Ariela and Nayeli board a bus, but the loss of a purse with documents forces them to stay stranded at the border. Ariela decides to call a former boyfriend who lives in that town to help them. In this desolate place Ariela discovers the human limits, that the past is irreparable and how far she is willing to go to protect her daughter.
Own Blood is a road trip that will be filmed between Santiago and Bolivia. The main goal of the audiovisual concept is to show the relationship between mother and daughter. For this, in the insides scenes, we will use the closed-up shots with great emphasis on the skin and corporality of the characters. On the contrary, in the exteriors, we'll use wide shots to privilege the oppressing environment. It's essential for the movie to generate empathy with this peculiar maternal relationship, so the public can understand what's in risk for Ariela.