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Aquí se construye (o Ya no existe el lugar donde nací)

Film Information

Exhibition Title Aquí se construye (o Ya no existe el lugar donde nací)
English Title Under Construction (or The Place I Was Born No Longer Exists)
Director Ignacio Agüero
Year 2000
Format DM
Colour Color
Duration 77'
  • Guillermo Mann, Carmen Rubio, José Valdebenito, Oscar Lavoz, Adrián Mann
  • G, P, PE: Ignacio Agüero
  • F: Víctor Jiménez, Inti Briones
  • E: Sophie França
  • S: Miguel Hormazábal
  • M: Arvo Pärt
  • CP: Ignacio Agüero & Asoc.
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Voted as one of the finest films in Chilean history, Under Construction is also the culmination of Ignacio Agüero’s documentary cinema, which by then was almost two decades old. Remaining true to his improvisational style, in which the camera literally bumps into characters and conflicts that instantly become part of the story’s dramatic core (that magical on the way approach that gets so promoted yet rarely understood so well), Agüero goes out on the streets to document the massive tear down of houses in old Santiago, and what first appears to be a film about “the old and the new” explodes into a 360º view of human nature circa 2000. Yes, there are dozens, hundreds of films inside the 77 minutes of Under Construction. The amazing thing is that Agüero, in an act of visionary lack of concern, leaves all of them breathe, step on each other and contradict one another without ever neglecting the portrait of a modern, noisy, and relaxed that destroys its own past Chile.


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