Archive of films Play / Play

Chile / Argentina / France
2005, 105 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2006

Cristina, a young nurse from the country, walks the streets of Santiago de Chile like a silver ball in a pinball machine. When she is not reading National Geographic to her elderly Hungarian patient Milos or flirting with a park gardener, she is following Tristán Greenberg, a 33-year-old-architect whose wallet she finds after he is mugged… This original and playful example of new Latin-American cinema was the Chilean entry for the Oscars.


Synopsis

Cristina, a young nurse from the country, walks the streets of Santiago de Chile like a silver ball in a pinball machine. When she is not reading National Geographic to her elderly Hungarian patient Milos or flirting with a park gardener, she is following Tristán Greenberg, a 33-year-old architect whose wallet she finds after he is mugged. Tristán, who is temporarily unemployed while his construction workers are on strike, has been dumped by his too-perfect girlfriend Irene. He returns to the suburban home where he grew up to find that his mother is living with a sleazy magician. As the film progresses, Cristina’s and Tristán’s lives come together in a surprising way… This original and playful example of new Latin-American cinema was the Chilean entry for the Oscars.

About the director

Alicia Scherson (b. 1974, Santiago de Chile). After graduating as a biologist, Alicia Scherson studied film at the Escuela de cine in Cuba. In 1999 she moved to the United States, where she studied at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She made short films and videos. Scherson currently teaches film in Santiago. Films (all shorts): No me mires (1994), Gallo de Pelea (1996), La ultima aceituna (1998), 4 Postcards (2001), Deep Throat, Human Vocal Cords (2001), Heavenly Bodies (2001), Crying Underwater (2002). Play (2005) is her feature debut.

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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Alicia Scherson
Screenplay: Alicia Scherson
Dir. of Photography: Ricardo de Angelis
Music: Joseph Costa, Marc Hellner
Editor: Soledad Salfate
Producer: Sergio Gándara, Macarena López
Production: Parox
Cast: Viviana Herrera, Andrés Ulloa, Aline Küppenheim, Coca Guazzini, Jorge Alis, Francisco Copello, J. Pablo Quezada, Andrei Slobodianik, María José San Martín
Contact: f for film
   
www: www.playlapelicula.cl

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