Chilean Cinema at 2010 Seattle International Film Festival

May 20, 2010
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The movies Huacho and Turistas will be representing Chilean cinema at the 2010 Seattle International Film Festival.

HUACHO

Chile/France, 2009 (90 minutes)

Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras

Cast: Clemira Aguayo, Alejandra Yañez, Cornelio Villagrán, Manuel Hernández, Wilson Valdebenito.

Chile's rural population lives a hardscrabble life, yet hopes and dreams thrive. A first-feature debut, Huacho presents an intimate portrait of the individual lives and aspirations of three generations of a peasant family, revealing their resourcefulness, secret skills, and private hopes that keep hardships in check.

11:00 AM, Saturday, May 22, Pacific Place Cinemas

9:15 PM, Sunday May 30, Harvard Exit.

TURISTAS

Chile, 2009 (104 minutes)

Director: Alicia Scherson

Cast: Aline Kuppenheim, marcelo Alonso, Diego Noguera, Pablo Ausensi, Viviana Herrera, Sofia Geldrez.

Carla is questioning her marriage and her life. When her frustrated husband abandons her on the side of the road, she heads to a nature preserve for a little self-discovery. Moving in unexpected directions, Turista's twists and turns lead back to an organic, stunning story.

9:30 PM, Tuesday Jun 08, Pacific Place Cinemas.

4:00 PM, Wednesday Jun 09, Pacific Place Cinemas.

Festival's website: http://www.siff.net/