Ana is in her 50’s and is the head nurse of the city’s hospital. María is 42 years old and a mathematics teacher in a small school. They live in a small town in the south of Chile. They have been a couple for 20 years, but had never lived together until the day Maria was diagnosed with terminal cancer. This illness will mark a sign in their lives. Maria decides against any kind of treatment and they sell all their belongings and move to a small cottage in the middle of a forest where they live until the day Maria dies. This is how they fall in love again, living together for the first time, facing the unbeatable death and determined to strengthen their relationship.
Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes is the name of a famous poem by Italian writer Cesare Pavese, perhaps one of the clearest and most awesome self-reflection exercises about work, love and death there has been in the history of literature. Within the project lays a desire to speak about death and to totally move away from its clichés and stereotypes. To speak not about the end of a life but rather of the beginning and the possibility of something new, a self-discovery that is necessary to grow as a person.
San Sebastian International Film festival 2019, Competition
Key festivals and awards
Hamburg International Film Festival 2019
BFI London International Film Festival 2019
Director: José Luis Torres Leiva
Producers: Globo Rojo Films (Chile), Constanza Sanz Films (Argentina), Autentika Films (Germany)
German WCF partner: Autentika Films
World sales: tbc
Funded in the WCF jury meeting in November 2017
Funding amount: 40.000 €