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El Pacto de Adriana

Adriana's Pact

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Adriana was always the director’s favourite Aunty. A confident woman who had settled in Australia, one day in 2007 she is suddenly arrested while visiting her family in Chile and accused of having worked for dictator Pinochet’s notorious secret police, DINA. The aunt denies these accusations. Her niece sets out to investigate Adriana’s history and begins filming. By 2011, her investigations are beginning to expand more and more, but then her Aunt suddenly takes flight, just before a trial. Adriana asks her niece to interview her former colleagues who will be able to confirm her innocence. The film reveals long buried conflicts within the family which reflect the social problems of the country as a whole. The filmmaker’s research into DINA provokes tension between the generations – is Adriana refusing to talk about the past, or is something preventing her from doing so? An extremely personal debut in which Lissette Orozco manages the difficult balancing act of maintaining her role as both niece and filmmaker. By showing the film shoot, she addresses the act of filmmaking itself. And as she moves forward, layer by layer, her personal life unwittingly becomes political.

Lissette Orozco

Chile 2017

Spanish, English

Documentary form
96 min · Colour


Written and directed by
Lissette Orozco
Director of Photography
Julio Zuñiga, Daniela Ibaceta, Brian Martínez
Melisa Miranda
Santiago Farah
Sound Design
Cristian Crosgrove
María Ignacia Williamson
Executive Producers
Gabriela Sandoval, Carlos Núñez, Benjamin Band
Pablo Berthelón, Melisa Miranda, Matías Echeverría
Carnada Films, Santiago de Chile
Ursus Films, Santiago de Chile
La Post, Santiago de Chile
235, Bogotá, Colombia


Lissette Orozco

Born in Santiago de Chile in 1987, she is a director and screenwriter who studied documentary at the Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación in Santiago. El Pacto de Adriana (Adriana’s Pact) is her feature film debut and has already received support during its development phase from the Tribeca Film Institute. She has worked on various film projects as assistant director, researcher, consultant and writer.


2010 El día Ideal; short film 2014 Subsuelo; short film · Vorágine; short film 2017 El Pacto de Adriana (Adriana's Pact)

Produced by

Storyboard Media
Santiago, Chile
+56 2 26341018

Salmon Producciones
Santiago, Chile
+56 9 91393254

World sales

Meikincine Entertainment
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 9 1154946149