44th edition 21 January - 1 February 2015

De jueves a domingoTG-2012 
Thursday Till Sunday

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Scenes from a marriage, viewed from the back seat of the spacious Mazda 929 that a Chilean family uses to go on holiday for a couple of days. Sensitive, personal debut by Sotomayor, beautifully shot by camerawoman Bárbara Álvarez (25 Watts, The Headless Woman).

This Chilean road movie is set entirely in and around the car belonging to a middle-class family on a four-day trip to the north of Chile. It will be their last journey as a family. We occasionally catch a glimpse of marital problems, but the crisis is largely implicit. For instance, we often only see the backs of the silent parents' heads, seen from the perspective of the children in the back seat, who only have a partial idea of what is going on.
The journey that starts so cheerfully with all kinds of games in the car quickly acquires melancholy undertones: the children only want to go to the beach, while the father is heading for a new life in another apartment and the mother primarily yearns for a place which no longer exists, where everything remains the same as it was.
Dominga Sotomayor previously made the short film Videogame, which screened at IFFR in 2010. That film also focused on a divorce, seen from the perspective of the child: a boy loses himself in the fictional world of a video game while his parents divide the household effects. Thursday Till Sunday was selected for the Cannes Cinéfondation Résidence 2010 and supported by the Hubert Bals Fund.

Comments
Frisse, mooie film. Mooi acteerwerk van de kinderen, je ziet dat het echt is. Prachtige beelden.
Webreview from Isabel on 31 January 2012 15:42
Mooi en integer werk, technisch niet altijd even goed (16mm?), met prima acteerprestatie van de kinderen. De film geeft wat er wordt beloofd en je waant je terug in de tijd op de achtebank bij je eigen ouders in de auto, als een gevangenis. Verdient een hogere plaats!
Webreview from Peterp on 31 January 2012 14:31
Chile, Netherlands 2012
DirectorDominga Sotomayor
ProducerGregorio Gonzalez
 Benjamín Domenech
 Stienette Bosklopper
 Forastero
 Cinestación
 Circe Films
SalesFiGa Films
ScenarioDominga Sotomayor
CastFrancisco Pérez-Bannen
 Paola Giannini
 Santi Ahumada
 Emiliano Freifeld
 Jorge Becker
 Axel Dupré
PhotographyBárbara Álvarez
EditorDanielle Fillios, Catalina Marín Duarte
Production designEstefanía Larraín
Sound designRoberto Espinoza
Length96'
Film formatDCP
Themes
2012 Tiger Awards Competition World premiere
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