A pair of 12-year-old boys from opposite extremes of society in 1973 Chile form an unlikely friendship during the last days of President Allende and the first days of Pinochet.

Machuca

Drama | Foreign | 2004

Cast

Ricardo Darin, Cecilia Roth, Hector Alterio, Fernanda Mistral

Synopsis

Set in Chile, 1973, this is an astonishingly intimate and painful coming-of-age story about a pair of 12-year-old boys from opposite extremes of society who form an unlikely friendship during the last days of President Allende and the first days of Pinochet. The potent events are accompanied by a searingly beautiful soundtrack with heart-stopping beats that propel the drama of the story.

Producers

Andrés Wood, Gerardo Herrero, Mamoun Hassan, Juan Carlos Arriagada, Patricio Pereira, Nathalie Trafford

Director

Andrés Wood

Official Site

http://www.menemshafilms.com/machuca.html Z01rxjlmtfmh2jdbx7pk
Official Selection, Director's Fortnight Cannes Film Festival, 2004
Audience Award, Vancouver International Film Festival
Audience Award, Lima (Peru) Latin American Film Festival
Audience Award, Quito (Ecuador) International Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize, Best Film Valdivia (Chile) Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize, Best Film Bogota (Columbia) Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize, Best Film Vina Del Mar (Chile)
Grand Jury Prize, Best Director Vina Del Mar (Chile)
Grand Jury Prize, Best Supporting Actor Vina Del Mar (Chile)
Official Selection, Copenhagen International Film Festival 2004
Official Selection, Biarritz La Cita Film Festival 2004
Official Selection, Flanders International Film Festival 2004
Official Selection, Busan International Film Festival 2004
Official Selection, Cleveland International Film Festival 2005
Official Selection, Hong Kong International Film Festival 2005
Official Selection, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2005
Official Selection, Seattle International Film Festival 2005
Official Selection, Latin America Film Festival 2005
Official Selection, Taipei Film Festival 2005
Official Selection, Milwaukee International Film Festival 2005