Acrosstheriver

Life in the middle of nowhere

ACROSS THE RIVER

Directed by BÁRBARA PESTAN FLORÁS

Produced by POCILGA / CHILE

Fiction Short Film

FullHD / Colour / 26 minutes / 2011

 

SYNOPSIS

Pedro (28) has been living in the desert for 4 years, along with his mother Eulogia (50) and his sister Ana (33). They voluntarily alienated themselves from Puerto Viejo after being rejected by their town because of an inexplicable pest that affected both women. Days are slow, dry and heavy. He must provide water and care for his mother and sister while their disease develops. He watches them as their bodies decay and the water is scarce. Death is coming as the desert blooms next to them.

CAST

Carmen Disa

Paola Lattus

Juan Arce

 

CREW

Direction, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor: Bábara Pestan

Producer, DOP, Sound Designer and Editor: Javiera Véliz

Music: Sebastián Rodríguez

Executive Producer: Carolina Aránguiz

Art Director: Roberto Abarzua

Credits Designer: Javiera Rojas

 

EXHIBITIONS

AWARDS: Best Short Film, Atacama Film Festival, 2012 / Honorable mention FEMCINE 2012

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: Lakino Berlín, Germany 2011

NATIONAL PREMIERE: SANFIC, 2011