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The Burn

La quemadura

Directed by René Ballesteros
Chile, France, 2010


The mother left Chile 26 years ago, her two children did not see her again. The children have grown up : the brother a film-maker, the daughter a librarian. They will try to fix, to give a body to the telephonic voice of their mother, to finish the spell of the family’s phantom limb.

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The Burn Directed by René Ballesteros

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  • Duque's rating of the film The Burn

    Documental de corte autobiográfico en la que el realizador busca persistentemente las razones que llevaron a su madre, veintiséis años atrás, a abandonarlos a él y a su hermana. Es una suerte de autorretrato, en el que René Ballesteros explora a su vez un pasado familiar y un pasado histórico nacional del que sólo tiene libros y fotografías, que él mismo tacha de ficción, y del que nadie quiere o puede hablar.