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THE SACRED FAMILY (La Sagrada Familia)

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THE SACRED FAMILY (La Sagrada Familia)

Director: Sebastián Campos
Chile   |   2005   |   99 minutes
Spanish, with subtitles in English
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$24.95

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Synopsis Sometimes we're so asleep we don't know what we're up to, Marco's mother says, explaining why she must rush to Santiago to see a friend who was hurt in a car accident. Family is family, she says, but for a friend you have a commitment, even on Good Friday, when her son's friends will be houseguests for Easter. Using improvised dialogue and hand-held camera work, the film captures the disintegration of the family's polite appearances at the hands of Marco's sensual and outspoken girlfriend. Adding to this potent mixture are Marco's friends – two university students facing exams, and a mysterious young woman with a vow of silence, guests for a weekend on the beach that will change all their lives.

About the Director Sebastián Campos graduated from Chile's Escuela de Cine and has made several digital films, including Ciudad de Maravillas (2001), one of the stories featured in Fragmentos Urbanos. His short films include Carga Vital (2003), and he has made documentaries and programs for television. The Sacred Family is his first feature film.

Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD

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Featured in the Global Lens 2007 film series.




Global Lens 2007 trailer







CAST:

Young Marco- Néstor Cantillana
Marco- Sergio Hernández
Soledad- Coca Guazzini
Sofía- Patricia López
Rita- Macarena Teke
Aldo- Mauricio Diocares
Pedro- Juan Pablo Miranda

CREW:

Director- Sebastián Campos
Writer- Sebastián Campos
Executive Producer- Antonino Ballestrazzi
Producer- Úrsula Budnik
Cinematographer- Gabriel Díaz
Editor- Sebastián Campos
Sound- Patricio Munoz
Music- Javiera y los Imposibles
REVIEWS

“A dinner guest turns a family’s Easter weekend upside down in this sophisticated comedy drama from Chile.” –All Movie Guide, The New York Times

“Sebastián Campos blends hand-held camerawork and improvised dialogue from an impressive ensemble to create a raw, incisive portrait of a family teetering on the edge of chaos.” – Miami International Film Festival

“Shot in just three days (the same period as shown onscreen), and largely improvised, this low-budget feature stands head and shoulders above other variations on much the same, ‘successful family in crisis’ theme – distinguished by its uniformly excellent ensemble cast, its note-perfect characterizations (in particular, Marco Jr’s increasingly disoriented mother), its semi-documentary aesthetic, and some razor-sharp dialogue. An auspicious debut, from a writer-director to watch.” – Edinburgh International Film Festival

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2006
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
INDIE LISBOA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MOSTRA DE LEIDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TURIN GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL
TRIBECA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CINEMA NOVO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
INNSBRUCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BUENOS AIRES INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
New Voices Section, BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
PUNTA DEL ESTE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
3 AMERIQUES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TOULOUSE FILM FESTIVAL
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL

2005
Best Supporting Actor, VIÑA DEL MAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Titre Prix for Distribution; Best Fiction Feature Film, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION FESTIVAL CINEMA TOUT ECRAN
Best Fiction Feature Film; Distribution Award, L’ALTERNATIVE OF BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SAO PABLO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FLANDERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-GHENT
VALDIVIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MONTREAL DU FILMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SAN SEBASTIÁN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
HUELVGA IBERO AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
LA HAVANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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