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25th TiDF: European Premiere

Filmmakers Alfredo García and Paulina Costa were babies when both of their fathers were taken by the forces of Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile. Together their fathers were held in a small cell within Villa Grimaldi, one of the most notorious torture centers of that era. During their imprisonment, their fathers forged an unbreakable friendship, but only one of them survived to return to his family. Now, 45 years later, the filmmakers and their families reconstruct the last days before their fathers were taken and what lay in store for them while in captivity. With actors re-enacting these experiences on set, this film within a film unfolds and generations of the two families witness the past play out before their eyes. An extraordinary piece of cinema that combines fiction and non-fiction formats to explore the generational trauma left behind by a bloodthirsty dictatorship. It’s been almost half a century, but the wounds are still open: this work brings more light to the violence of the past to forge a fair present and dream for a better future.

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No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TiDF25

Direction: Roberto Baeza
Cinematography: Alejandro Carrasco
Editing: Carlos Dittborn
Sound: Cristián Freund
Music: Ricardo Santander
Production: La Toma
Producers: Paulina Costa, Alfredo García
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Chile
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 90'
Contact: Compañía de Cine

Roberto Baeza


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