Mariana (42) is part of that Chilean upper class that takes privilege for granted. Despised by both her father and her husband, she feels a strange attraction towards her riding teacher, Juan (60), a former colonel suspected of human rights abuses during the dictatorship. But their affair cracks through the invisible walls that protect her family from the past.
- CineVision Award Special Mention - Filmfest München
- Horizontes Award - San Sebastián IFF
- Best Actress (Antonia Zegers) - Stockholm IFF
- Best Screenplay - Cairo IFF
- Antonia Zegers
- Alfredo Castro
- Rafael Spregelburd
- Alejandro Sieveking
- Elvis Fuentes
- Marcela Said
- George Lechaptois
- Jean de Certeau
- Grégoire Auger
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A tight, modest tale of moral evasion and rot.
Handsome lensing by Georges Lechaptois (Planetarium) casts a grey sheen over the feature’s boxed-in interiors and sprawling outdoor surroundings alike; heigtening both the narrative’s sense of restriction and its ties with nature.
A supremely assured and intriguing sophomore feature.
I switched from documentary to fiction because I wanted to have more freedom... I wanted to shoot what's invisible, atmospherical... the tension.
Marcela Said graduated in aesthetics from Catholic University in Chile and got a master degrée in Médias at Paris IV La Sorbonne. In 1999 she directs her first documentary, VALPARAISO, produced by Les Films D'Ici, and in 2001, the award-winning documentary I LOVE PINOCHET, produced by Pathe-Doc. In 2006, her documentary OPUS-DEI, co-directed with Jean de Certeau, was broadcasted all around the world. Her fourth documentary EL MOCITO premiered at the Berlin IFF. THE SUMMER OF FLYING FISH is her first fiction feature film. Her film LOS PERROS had its world premiere in competition at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes Film Festival.