by José Luis Torres Leiva
Chile 2011, 93 min, Hi-8
Fragments of a summer day
In the south of Chile, small events shape the lives of visitors and workers of an old thermal resort. The stories of the protagonists connect in moments of everyday life. While the visitors experience a contemplative break, the locals are merged in their routine. After enjoying long vacation hours in nature, sleeping in the sun, learning how to drive, cleaning the house, kissing for the first time, swimming at night or just walking and talking, the day slowly unravels into impressions of happiness and discovery.
Cast & Crew
Rosario Blefari, Julieta Figueroa, Francisco Ossa, Ignacio Agüero, Mariana Muñoz, Muriel Miranda, Rodrigo Lisboa
Production: La Ventura
World Premiere: Venice IFF - Orizzonti 2011
Cinema Tropical 2017
Best Director, Best Actors - Festival Cine B 2011
José Luis Torres Leiva
José Luis Torres Leiva was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1975. He has produced a large number of short and independent films, such as the outstanding “Ningún Lugar en Ninguna Parte” (2004),”Obreras saliendo de la fábrica”(2005),”El tiempo que se queda”(2007), “Trance (1-10)” (2009), which have taken him to many international festivals. “El Cielo, la Tierra y la Lluvia”, his first fiction full-length film, premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2008 where it won the FIPRESCI award. He is currently preparing the documentaries “Ver y Escuchar” and “Los Trabajos”.