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El día que resistía

The Endless Day

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‘Stay close to me. In the woods there may be wolves.’ · ‘Like in the story?’ · ‘Yes, like in the story.’

Eight-year-old Fan lives alone with her two younger siblings. Their realm includes a large, solitary house out in the country, an enchanted garden with gnarled apple trees and a mysterious forest like the one in ‘Hänsel and Gretel’ close by. Fan looks after Tino and Claa – as the head of the household she makes the rules and reads spooky fairy tales to the little ones. One day Tino discovers that Fan doesn’t practice what she preaches, and that even Claa sometimes follows her heart. Gradually, the initial levity of the siblings’ home life begins to fade in the increasingly looming darkness of the surrounding woods. In her feature film debut, Alessia Chiesa weaves a tale of affection and rebellion rife with eerily beautiful images.

Alessia Chiesa

Argentina / France 2018


98 min · Colour

recommendation: 11 years and up

World premiere


Lara Rógora (Fan)
Mateo Baldasso (Tino)
Mila Marchisio (Claa)


Written and directed by
Alessia Chiesa
Director of Photography
Alejandro Bonilla
Maxime Cappello, Baptiste Petit-Gats, Alessia Chiesa
osnofla (Alfonso Fortino)
Sound Design
Agathe Poche
Mercedes Tennina
Production Design
Jimena Gaillour
Agustina Enis
Cora Elía
Assistant Director
Laura Guinde
Production Management
Luciana Civelli
Executive Producers
Alessia Chiesa, Laura Guinde
Alessia Chiesa, Laura Guinde


Alessia Chiesa

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1981, she studied directing and cinematography at the Universidad del Cine in the same city and has also completed two master’s degrees in film studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. She has directed five short films in Argentina and France which have screened at international festivals. In 2010 she participated in Berlinale Talents. El día que resistía is her debut feature film.


2002 Palabras cruzadas (Crossword Puzzles); short film 2003 Sobreimpreso (Over-Imposed); short film 2008 L’exil (Exile); short film 2012 Cela ne s’est jamais passé (This Never Occured); short film 2018 El día que resistía

Produced by

Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 47119342

Paris, France

World sales

Oration Films
San Marino, USA
+1 626 3530232


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