64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
In 1880, a fierce battle broke out on the island of Chiloé in Chile between the indigenous Huilliche tribe and German colonists, with the former having only ancient traditions and magic to contend with against the brutal imposition of power that was decimating them. When 13-year-old Rosa sees her servant father unjustly put to death by their white master, she will renounce her Christian upbringing and embrace her heritage, seeking vindication through the metaphysical practices of her tribe. The Chilean Christopher Murray delves into the shadowy colonial past of his homeland through an unusual coming-of-age story, which he unfolds profoundly, constantly playing with thriller elements and effectively harnessing the eerie beauty of the natural landscape captured in María Secco’s photography.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Christopher Murray
Script: Christopher Murray, Pablo Paredes
Cinematography: María Secco
Editing: Paloma López
Sound: Juan Carlos Maldonado
Music: Leonardo Heiblum
Actors: Valentina Véliz Caileo, Daniel Antivilo, Sebastian Hülk, Daniel Muñoz
Production: Fabula
Producers: Nicolás Celis, Viola Fügen, Rocío Jadue, Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Michael Weber
Co-production: The Match Factory, Pimienta Films
Costumes: Tatiana Pimentel
Production Design: Bernardita Baeza
Executive producer: Sergio Karmy
Make Up: Margarita Marchi
Format: DCP
Production Country: Chile, Mexico, Germany
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 101'
Contact: The Match Factory

Christopher Murray

Christopher’s first film Manuel de Ribera premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival. He co-directed the documentaries Propaganda and Dios (God), both of which premiered and were awarded at Visions du Réel. He is the director and scriptwriter of El Cristo Ciego (The Blind Christ) which premiered in the Official Competition of the Venice Film Festival.


2010 Manuel de Ribera
2014 Propaganda (doc)
2016 The Blind Christ 
2019 Dios (doc)
2022 Sorcery