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Film Info
Sueños de hielo

Film Information

Exhibition Title Sueños de hielo
English Title Dreams of Ice
Director Ignacio Agüero
Year 1993
Format DM
Colour Color
Duration 56'
  • G, PE: Ignacio Agüero
  • F: José Luis Arredondo, Germán Liñero, Gastón Roca
  • E: Fernando Valenzuela
  • S: Mario Díaz
  • M: Bela Bartok, Maurice Ravel, José Alfredo Jiménez, Roberto Parra, Checho López
  • P: Ignacio Agüero, Andrés Racz
  • CP: La Mar Films
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“But there they were. I had already seen them; it was what I had dreamed about before leaving. How could it be that in the end of my trip I had disembarked in my own dream? Who was manipulating all this?”

The text belongs to Ignacio Agüero’s most unknown film, in which he starts his journey using a political-cultural event: the World Fair in Seville ‘92, where Chile surprised the world by bringing a huge sculpture made with thousand year-old ice pieces transported from Antarctica. What would have been an institutional film to sell the Chile brand if made by a government-filmmaker, in the hands of Agüero becomes the surreal epic and intimate story of a character who –in the first person and with a subjective camera– narrates the adventure as if it was the hunt of a white whale in the shape of an iceberg. But, what are the mystical implications behind desecrating that immaculate continent? And, above all, who is this mysterious narrator character we can’t see?


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