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.
- Chilean Competition Winner, Best Photography Direction - FIC Valdivia
- Special Mention for Special Jury Award - Fribourg IFF
- Magaly Solier
- Emilia Ossandón
- María Paz González
- Benjamín Echazarreta
- Anita Remón
- José Manuel Gatica
- Cali Flores
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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.
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.