Lina from Lima
Marìa Paz Gonzàlez | Chile, Argentina, Peru | 2019 | 83'
Tue 23 March - 9:00 PM
Fri 26 March - 4:30 PM
Sat 27 March - 5:30 PM
A comedy-drama straddling realism and Latino pop music. Lina is a Peruvian woman who like many others, emigrated to Chile to work as a home-help. It will soon be Christmas and Lina is getting ready to go home to her family after many years. Her son Junior, however, seems more interested in getting his mother to bring him a genuine football shirt than seeing her again. Her husband has just had a child by a new partner, Lina realises that the time has come for her to invent a new life for herself and to discover suppressed desires.
Magaly Solier, Emilia Ossandón, Exequiel Alvear, Bety Villalta, Herodes Joseph
Quijote Films, Gema Films, Carapulkra Films
Marìa Paz Gonzàlez
City of Milan Award for Best “Windows on the World” Feature Film (30th FESCAAAL 2021), Special mention SIGNIS Award (OCIC e UNDA) (30th FESCAAAL 2021), Best Chilean Film, Héctor Ríos Award for Best Cinematography (Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia, Chile 2019), International Competition (Fribourg International Film Festival 2020), New Direction Competition (Cleveland International Film Festival 2020)
María Paz González was born in Temuco in 1981. She studied journalism and later specialized in screenwriting for audiovisual and then in directing at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV in Cuba. Since 2004 she has been working in production, as an author and as an assistant director. In 2005 she made her directorial debut with the documentary First of All, which won the Best Film Award at FIDOCS. She teaches cinema at the Universidad de Artes y Ciencias Sociales of Santiago de Chile.
2019 – Lina from Lima, ff
2014 – Hija, ff (doc)
2012 – Propaganda, sf (doc)
2007 – Planeta Chile, sf (doc)
2005 – First of All, sf (doc)