Directed by Manuela Martelli
Chile / Argentina

“A captivating character study filtered through the genre elements of a political thriller” Little White Lies

Chile, 1976. Pinochet’s military dictatorship has been in control for a few years. Carmen is an upper-middle class woman overseeing the renovation of her family’s beach house. When the family priest asks her to look after a badly wounded young man named Elias, she accepts. She quickly figures out Elias has been the victim of political violence. 

As the weeks pass, Carmen’s worldview starts to change - and she begins to suspect the authorities are watching her.

Chilean actress Manuela Martelli makes her directorial debut with this expertly-crafted character study. Martelli searingly explores a period of political and social turmoil, while also building a palpable sense of unease and paranoia. Aline Kuppenheim is brilliant as Carmen, a truly fascinating protagonist.

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  • Available on DCP Format: From May
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From TBC