Series/Themes: Environmental Film Series, Women in Film Focus
Genre: Drama, International
Film Year: 2022
Locations: Chile, France, USA, Germany
Film Length: 93 min.
Director: Francisca Alegría
Featuring: Mia Maestro, Enzo Ferrada Rosati, Benjamin Soto, Leonor Varela, Frederique Gudelj, Laura Del Rio Rios, Marcial Tagle, Camilo Arancibia, Maximiliano Jair
Following the disappearance of thousands of fish in a river in southern Chile, a several decades-deceased woman Magdalena, arises from the polluted body of water. When her widowed husband sees her on the street, the surprise gives him a heart attack, prompting their daughter Cecilia to return to the family’s dairy farm to care for him. Magdalena’s resurrection naturally sparks shock, fear, and curiosity amongst her family, ultimately forcing a reckoning between themselves and the natural world. Director Francisca Alegría constructs a fantastical tale of environmentalism while tackling the intricacies of familial relationships.
This film is part of the Environmental Film Series presented by Southern Environmental Law Center.
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