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Summer (Verano)

Directed by José Luis Torres Leiva

  • Chile 2011; 93 min
  • Original version: Spanish
  • Genre: Drama
    • Jury Special Prize / International - Yerevan IFF


During one hot summer day, little things happen to the visitors and workers of an old spa resort in southern Chile. Julieta, Francisco, Isa, Rodrigo, Ignacio, Mariana, Muriel, Gabriela, Eliseo, Norma, Alejandra and Claudio experience the long vacation hours in nature, sleeping in the sun, learning how to drive, cleaning the house, kissing for the first time, swimming at night or just walking and talking, while the day slowly unravels into small fragments of happiness and discovery.

Director's Statement

This is a narrative made up of multiple stories, but it is not a choral film. There is a centre and many branches that break off from the centre. Their principal axes are precisely these small moments, the invisible instants of everyday life that all of the characters who cross through the film experience. It is a story that walks a thin line between beauty and desperation. To wander in the forest, the joy of losing oneself, to not belong to any place. It is a story that lives in the interior of the characters but also on the exterior of what surrounds them. For them, the world is open, both the forest and the sky that shelters them. It is a story about solitude, but also about love; it is about the essence of feelings and the discovery of what we would like to be or to accomplish in our lives.



    Alicia Scherson 

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