Lina from Lima

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    Lina from Lima

    Lina de Lima

    Directed by

    Chile, Argentina, Peru

    2019

    83 min

    • Spanish
    • Creole
    • Quechua

    Drama

    Lina (35), like many other migrant Peruvian women in Chile, supports her own family back home by working for someone else’s in Santiago. This year, preparing for her annual Christmas trip to see her teenage son, Lina realizes with annoyed surprise that he doesn’t need her the way he once did. Feeling a bit emotionally displaced, she begins a different kind of journey to redefine herself as she explores her own desires and identity.

    Awards

    • Chilean Competition Winner, Best Photography Direction - FIC Valdivia

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Magaly Solier
    Emilia Ossandón
    Screenplay
    María Paz González
    Cinematography
    Benjamín Echazarreta
    Editing
    Anita Remón
    Music
    José Manuel Gatica
    Cali Flores
    Production
    QUIJOTE FILMS
    Production
    GEMA FILMS
    Production
    CARAPULKRA
    Sales
    LATIDO FILMS

    Press

    Lina from Lima's strength lies in the ways González resists an impulse to solve or emphatically comment on the liminality of Lina's circumstances.

    Katherine Connell, Another Gaze

    María Paz González

    María Paz González

    Chile

    María Paz González was born in Temuco, Chile. She studied journalism at the University of Chile, documentary writing at the Catholic University of Chile, and filmmaking at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in Cuba. She has directed the documentaries ANTES QUE TODO (2005) and HIJA (2011). Her latest film LINA FROM LIMA (2019) world-premiered in the Discovery section of Toronto IFF.