Director: Roberto Doveris
Chile | 2022 | Spanish with English subtitles | 97 min | Rated 14A
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Pablo, a 30-something actor who dreams of starring in a film, has to work as a simulated patient in medical schools and alternative therapy sessions in order to pay the bills. Life has enough challenges, but when an unexpected being takes up residence in his apartment, life starts to get even stranger.
A quirky, light-hearted film that was shot during the 2021 pandemic mostly in the director’s apartment with a close group of friends, which gives the story a refreshing do-it-yourself quality.
Sigue a Pablo, un joven actor que sueña con protagonizar una película, pero para poder pagar las cuentas tiene que trabajar como paciente simulado en facultades de medicina y en extrañas sesiones de terapias alternativas.
Roberto Doveris was Editor-in-Chief for five years at CinemaChile, the international agency to promote Chilean cinema in the world. Since 2010, he has also run his own company Niña Niño Films, where he has directed more than 40 music videos and several advertising campaigns but mostly focuses on producing feature films. His first film as director was Las Plantas (2016), which premiered at the Berlinale Generation 14+, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Film and a Special Mention from the Youth Jury. Since then he has produced Víctima Potencial (2018), launched at Tallin Black Nights, and El Príncipe (2019), premiered at Settimana Internazionale della Critica of the Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica of Venice, where the film won the Queer Lion Award.