DOCSBARCELONA - International Documentary Film Festival

EL EDIFICIO DE LOS CHILENOS (THE CHILEAN BUILDING)

Macarena Aguiló & Susana Foxley
Chile, France, Cuba 2010 96 min.

EdchMacarena, the director of this documentary, grew up without her parents. Forced to leave her native country at age four for her safety, she lived with her family in France for a number of years until her mother decided to return to Chile. At that point, she would remain in Cuba with the 60 other children and 20 adults who became her family in the Hogares project, a community that was conceived to take in the children of the activists who returned to Chile in the 1970s to fight the dictatorship, in hopes of creating a better society. All of Macarena’s childhood memories date from this era; memories of the children like her, whose parents only existed in letters. As adults, some of those children came to understand their parents. Most did not.

Screenplay: Macarena Aguiló, Susana Foxley
Photography:
Arnaldo Rodríguez
Editing:
Catherine Mabilat, Macarena Aguiló, Ilán Stehberg, Ismael Miranda, Galut Alarcón
Sound:
Mauricio Molina
Music:
Elizabeth Morris
Production:
Flor Rubina, Cristían Mardónes, Sophie de Hijes
Production companies:
Producciones Aplaplac, Les Films d’Ici, Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficas (ICAIC)

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Documentary Film Festival in Santiago (Grand Prize FIDOCS) – Chile, 2010
DOK Leipzig – Young Talent Competition (Honorary Mention) – Germany, 2010
IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – The Netherlands, 2010
La Habana Film Festival – Cuba, 2010

Sessions

Date Time Venue Language tickets
03-02-2011 17:00 Filmoteca de Catalunya
VOS Eng *
04-02-2011 19:45 Cinemes Girona
VOS Eng *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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