Berlinale

Huacho

Synopsis
On a long and eventful day, four members of a southern Chilean peasant family (Pedro and his wife Olga, their daughter Marta and their grandson Rodrigo) struggle to adapt to the changing world in which they live in; a world where a Gameboy or a new dress can be as precious as a litre of milk or a glass of wine; where the boundaries between tradition and modernity are quickly disappearing.

Director's Note
“With a mix of candor, empathy and simplicity, Huacho depicts a day in the life of four members of a peasant family who live on the outskirts of the city of Chillán, in the south of Chile, dealing with the many transformations of the life of the peasantry at the turn of the century.”


World premiere
Cannes International Film Festival 2009, Semaine de la Critique

Key festivals and awards
Munich International Film Festival 2009
Jerusalem International Film Festival 2009
Toronto International Film Festival 2009

Theatrical release in Germany
Mai 19, 2011

Chile 2009
Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras
Producer: Jirafa Films (Chile), Charivari Films (France), Pandora Film (Germany)
German WCF partner: Pandora Film
German distributor: Kairos Filmverleih
World sales: Films Distribution

Funded in the WCF jury meetings in November 2006 and in January 2011
Production funding: 50,000 €
Distribution funding: 5,000 €