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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Hija
Original Title Hija
English Title Daughter
Director María Paz González
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 85'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: María Paz González, Francisco Hervé
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: David Bravo
  • Edición / Editing: Brian Jacobs, Danielle Fillios
  • Producción / Producer: Flor Rubina
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Blume Producciones, María Una Vez
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Presented as a personal quest, Hija features Chilean director María Paz González driving through her country in the company of her mother. Along with her adorable and relentless mother, the director builds a biographical documentary, a road movie, an intimate portrait of a family’s origin. Both women stand in a universe of female stories where men are either absent or useless, as some of the scenes show. The loss, the lack, the loneliness and the need of knowing their origins, the truth and the lies, the complicity and dialogues all mingle through an original yet harmonic voice. Beyond all doubt, the most suggestive aspect of this film is the way in which González chooses to tell her story, her off screen, her direct sounds, her empty shots are more than eloquent when it comes to putting together the puzzle family stories, sometimes with pieces that are shattered or others that may seem true and even those that aren’t. If telling a family’s history reflects the country’s one, Hija stages the origin and mythology of Chilean society.

Marcela Gamberini


Schedule for this film

12 Apr / 19:45 h
sold out
sold out
16 Apr / 14:00 h
sold out
sold out


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