Searching For The Other

Cannes Docs

Searching For The Other

Original title: La Búsqueda del Otro

Directed by: Cons Gallardo

Produced by: Esteban Sandoval (Pejeperro Films, Chile)

Country of production: Chile

Runtime: 75'

Expected release: October, 2024

Production stage: Post-production

Budget: €221 000 (68% in place)

1st feature: No

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In southern Chile, Machi Marcelina (68) lives, an indigenous authority who in 1995 was unjustly accused of murder through witchcraft and imprisoned in a men’s prison. Years later, Cons (33) delves into her forgotten story, reflecting on it, and finding her own identity within it.




Director’s profile:

Cons Gallardo V (1990, Chile). Filmmaker from Mayor university and Master in Documentary Film at University of Chile. In 2017 she released his debut feature « In Transit ». He is currently editing « Searching for the Other ». (2024) and developing « IT`S COOK » about the case of « Anna cook »




Producer’s profile:

Esteban Sandoval C. Filmmaker at University of Chile. Executive Director at Pejeperro Films, internalizing his work from socio-cultural and exploratory motivations such as « On Suspicion: Zokunentu » (2022) and « PERRO BOMBA » (2019). He is currently finishing « KAYE » and « Searching for the Other ».