aqui_no_ha_pasado_nada-276255480-largeMUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Aquí no ha pasado nada
Chile, 2016
Spanish with English subtitles/ 95′
Director: Alejandro Fernández

Rated for youth/14 A

Saturday, Sept-3
7 PM | The Cinematheque

Twenty-something Vicente loves his carefree life. He adores parties, girls and fast cars. One Sunday night as he is cruising around the city with some other young folks whom he has just met at a party, their car is rocked by a hefty collision. The next morning he learns that a man – a father of three – was run over and nobody stopped to help him. Although Vicente was in the backseat at the time, he is accused of the crime. The father of the young man who was driving is a powerful figure in Chile who cannot allow his reputation to be tarnished. Based on a recent true story in Chile that shook the whole country, the disturbing facts of this case shed a critical light on the complex intersection of justice and wealth.

“Alejandro Fernández Almendras uses a jerky handheld style and ominous music choices that immediately throw audiences into the thick of things… with an immediacy that’s instantly gripping.” Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

Vicente ama el buen vivir, las fiestas, las chicas y los carros. En una noche de fiesta, él y sus amigos manejan por la carretera continuando el festejo. La siguiente mañana, se han dado cuenta que mientras manejaban, accidentalmente mataron a un hombre de bajos recursos. Todos los chicos en el auto provienen de familias de la élite chilena, pero especialmente uno de ellos, quien es hijo de un senador y hará lo posible para no figurar como uno de los culpables. Este impresionante relato, está basado en hechos reales que recientemente conmocionaron a Chile entero.

Producers: Augusto Matte, Pedro Fontaine
Writers: Jerónimo Rodríguez, Alejandro Fernández Almendras
Cinematographer: Inti Briones
Editors: Soledad Salfate, Alejandro Fernández Almendras
Cast: Agustín Silva, Paulina García, Alejandro Goic, Luis Gnecco, Daniel Alcaíno, Samuel Landea, Augusto Schuster

Alejandro Fernández Almendras (Chillán, Chile, 1971) studied Journalism at the University of Chile. He is the director of Huacho (2009), which premiered at the Critics’ Week in Cannes; By the Fire (2011), which premiered in San Sebastián; and To Kill a Man (2014), which won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Dramatic Competition at Sundance.

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