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Film Info
Sentados frente al fuego

Film Information

Exhibition Title Sentados frente al fuego
Original Title Sentados frente al fuego
English Title By the Fire
Director Alejandro Fernández Almendras
Year 2011
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 90'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Daniel Muñoz, Alejandra Yañez, Daniel Candia, Tichi Lobos
  • Dirección / Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Alejandro Fernández Almendras
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Inti Briones
  • Edición / Editing: Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Jerónimo Rodríguez
  • Producción / Producer: Eduardo Villalobos Pino, Christoph Friedel
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: El Remanso Cine, Pandora Filmproduktions
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“Sitting by the fire as it grows old / I silently see her face. / I look at the clay jar that still has some wine / I watch our shadows moved by the flames.” Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Fernández Almendras found the bases for his second film in these lines of the poem of the same title by Jorge Teillier. And yes, the director of Huacho keeps watching with an intimate camera that’s aware of gestures and looks, free of any traditional narrative obligation, and confident on the construction of a personal style. In his “fiction” story, Daniel and Alejandra have been together for a couple of years, and they decide to leave the urban scene and try their luck at the country. But while he seems to have adapted smoothly –he’s making a living as a land attendant– Alejandra’s health suddenly starts to deteriorate. Together they will face this change in their lives with a calm spirit, typical of people who know what’s coming and wait for it with no fear.


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