Fiction Feature

Alejandro Fernández Almendras
Chile / France / Germany, 2009
35mm | 89min. | Colour | VOSI

Bruno Bettati , Jirafa Films , Charivari Films, Arte France Cinéma, Pandora Filmproduktion
Films Distribution ( [email protected] )

Alejandro Fernández Almendras
Inti Briones
Sébastien de Sainte-Croix, Alejandro Fernández Almendras
Clemira Aguayo, Alejandra Yáńez, Cornelio Villagrán, Manuel Hernández, Wilson Valdebenito

Alejandro Fernández Almendras’ debut marks the consolidation of something that had been in the offing for years with the revival of a certain kind of Latin American filmmaking: a predilection for the structural side when telling everyday stories. Huacho is split into four parts, one for each member of a rural family from Chillán (grandfather, grandmother, son and daughter) as they go about their life over the same 24 hours. An observational film that pays attention to its characters, a neorealist film that takes enough distance, Huacho is far more than its extremes might suggest.

Bio / Filmo

Alejandro Fernández Almendras (Chillán, 1971) graduated in social communication from the University of Chile and worked as a film critic, photographer and journalist. Since 2002 he has directed several, short films, including La ofrenda (2003) and Lo que trae la lluvia (2007), in competition at l'Alternativa 2007. Huacho is his first feature film.


Festival de Cine Internacional de Valdivia 2009
Festival de San Sebastian 2009
Mejor Film - Festival de Cine de Viña de Mar 2009
Festival de Cine de Mar de Plata 2009