2015: 12th edition
september 2 - 12

01/09/2015 h 17:00Perla
Press, Industry

07/09/2015 h 11:30Perla
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Followed by Q&A

11/09/2015 h 20:00Perla 2
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Official Selection

La memoria del agua - The Memory of Water

by Matías Bize
Chile, Spain, Argentina, Germany, 2015, 88', color, DCP
World Premiere

Julio Rojas
Matías Bize
Arnaldo Rodríguez
Valeria Hernández
Martin Grignaschi
art direction
Sebastián Olivari
Pamela Chamorro

Elena Anaya (Amanda)
Benjamín Vicuña (Javier)
Nestor Cantillana (Marcos)
Sergio Hernandez (Father)
Silvia Marty (Mónica)
Antonia Zegers (Pamela)
Pablo Cerda (Jonás)

Adrián Solar
Ceneca Producciones
Carlo D'Ursi
Ignacio Rey
Nicole Gerhards
Potenza Producciones
Sudestada Cine
NiKo Film
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A moment of inattention is all it took to change the lives of Javier and Amanda forever: lives that are now divided between "before" and "after", between how everything was and should have been. All because of an accident that neither of them could have prevented. It will take a long time to reach closure on the death of their four-year-old son. Amanda can't bear the daily ache of seeing her home - and Javier. Everything reminds her of her child, and so she decides to leave her husband and plunge into her work as an interpreter, while Javier, who continues to work as an architect, can't accept the separation and seems unable to face the loss of his son.
"My vision is to convey the intense pain that the characters feel for the loss of their child with subtlety, simplicity and originality. In focusing on their profound emotions, I wanted to create a place for the audience to identify with the story and reflect on their own lives, losses and human relationships." [Matías Bize]

MATÍAS BIZE (Santiago del Cile, 1979) is a graduate of the Escuela de Cine de Chile. He directed the film Saturday (2003), which premiered at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival, winning the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Prize. He then directed In Bed (2005), which bowed at the Locarno Film Festival in the Filmmakers of the Present section. This film garnered numerous awards, including the Golden Spike Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival. Bize's film About Crying (2007) also had its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival and was honored with the Special Jury Prize and the Critics' Award at the Valdivia Film Festival. Three years later, Venice Days hosted the premiere of The Life of Fish, which was selected by the Venice Days audience as "Film of the Decade". The film also won a Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film.

2015 La memoria del agua (The Memory of Water)
2010 La vida de los peces (The Life of Fish)
2007 Lo bueno de llorar (About Crying)
2005 En la cama (In Bed)
2003 Sábado (Saturday)



01/09/2015 h 17:00Perla
Press, Industry

07/09/2015 h 11:30Perla
Tickets, All Accreditations
Followed by Q&A

11/09/2015 h 20:00Perla 2
All Accreditations

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