World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

I Am From Chile

GONZALO DAZ UGARTE | CHILI | 2013 | 109' | SPAANS, ENGELS GESPROKEN | ENGELS ONDERTITELD

I Am from Chile 1

The young Chilean Salvador moves to London to study English and travel around Europe courtesy of his parents' wallet. In London, he stays with his aunt, an alcoholic 55-year-old woman for who renting rooms to immigrants is a major source of income. But then Salvador receives bad news from home: his parents are in financial straits and can no longer pay for his stay abroad. Salvador has however fallen in love with the city and has no intention of returning home. With the help of Maria and his flatmates Ivan, a Russian drug dealer, and Yoshiko, his Japanese girlfriend, he struggles to make ends meet, which turns out to be far from easy. Sheer bad luck, his poor grasp of English and the overall culture clash push him towards various shady jobs.

Gonzalo Diaz not only directed and produced the film, but he also wrote the story based on his personal experiences. Salvador is played by Diego Ruiz, whose directing debut Igl is also screened during the festival. The part of Maria is played by Paulina Garcia, the actress who made a big impression in the award-winning title role in Gloria, the closing film of last year's World Cinema Amsterdam edition.

Screenings
Venue: Rialto
THU 21 AUG 21.30 get your tickets
FRI 22 AUG 21.45 get your tickets