Filmfest 2009

A warm and touching family saga that elicits drama from the simplest of everyday realities, HUACHO is a highly promising debut from Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Fernández Almendras. Never pandering to easy sentiments yet ultimately moving, the story follows 24 hours in the life of a provincial family coping with poverty in central Chile. Superbly lensed in sun-drenched Super 16 and edited with a structural harmony that weaves four stories into one seamless narrative, pic succeeds on a terrain previously farmed by Argentine realists Lucrecia Martel and Lisandro Alonso. Fests and arthouses should both watch out for HUACHO. Jordan Mintzer, Variety

tags: Feature film

Cast: Alejandra Yañez, Manuel Hernández, Cornelio Villagrán


Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras