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  • 2007
  • Argentina/Chile
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alicia Scherson
  • Cast: Juan Pablo Quezada, Aline Kuppenheim, Viviana Herrera
  • Website: www.playmovie.co.uk

Two contrasting lives intersect on the streets of Santiago: spunky Cristina (Herrera), a young woman of Indian descent from the countryside, and architect with bad luck Tristan (Ulloa). Scherson proves to be an accomplished storyteller, confidently handling temporal shifts, dream sequences and enjoyably idiosyncratic characters, making this urban fairy tale a real tonic for jaded cinematic palates.

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29 Jan 20074 stars

‘Times were hard but they were modern’ runs the unattributed Italian proverb at the beginning of this vibrant debut feature from young Chilean writer-director Alicia Scherson, which provides a real tonic for jaded cinematic palates. Described by its…

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