During one hot summer day, little things happen to the visitors and workers of an old spa resort in southern Chile. Julieta, Francisco, Isa, Rodrigo, Ignacio, Mariana, Muriel, Gabriela, Eliseo, Norma, Alejandra and Claudio experience the long vacation hours in nature, sleeping in the sun, learning how to drive, cleaning the house, kissing for the first time, swimming at night or just walking and talking, while the day slowly unravels into small fragments of happiness and discovery. –Venice Film Festival
Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1975, he studied Audiovisual Communication at the UNIACC. He directed several shorts and documentaries, such as Ningún lugar en ninguna parte (2004), Women Workers Leaving the Factory (2005), El tiempo que se queda (winner of Cinema of the Future competition at Bafici ‘07) and Trance (1-10) (2008). His first fiction feature is The Sky, the Earth, and the Rain (Bafici ‘08). —BAFICI
One of the worst movies I've ever seen. I wouldn't even call it a movie! Random uninteresting people, hardly any discussion or interaction and no clues of to what has happened to them/is happening to them or where they are. Add to this a (deliberate) bad picture quality and you've got something you'll be happy to let pass.
played in super 8, rarefied and suspended atmosphere that reminds me of naomi kawase's cinema. different characters in the same unity of space and time: a summer day in a small thermal village. little stories, with little dialogues that slowly develop the nature of characters and the reason why they meet there. one of my best discoveries at the venice film festival.