Notes For a Film

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Notes For a Film

Original title: Notas para una película

Directed by: Ignacio Agüero

Produced by: Amalric de Pontcharra (Ignacio Agüero & Asociado Ltd, Chile), Tehani Staiger (Ignacio Agüero & Asociado Ltd, Chile), Elisa Sepulveda (Fulgurance Films, France)

Country of production: Chile, France

Runtime: 92', 110'

Expected release: September, 2022

Production stage: Editing stage

Budget: €416,205 (85% in place)

1st feature: No

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A film which portrays the radical transformation of the territory of Araucanía at the end of the 19th through the eyes of a young foreigner, Gustave Verniory. The film draws a sensitive cinematic space, playing with and creating a dialogue between past and contemporary. It is a path that meanders between human and geographic landscapes, in order to reveal the deep essence of the Araucanía territory.

Director’s profile:

Ignacio Agüero is a film director, mainly documentary films. He is a titular professor at the University of Chile and has taught film there for the last fifteen years. He was Director of the Master’s program in documentary filmmaking between 2012 and 2017. He has been an actor in numerous films. He has won numerous awards for his films, the latest of which is the Grand Prix at the FID Marseille in 2019, and the Prince Claus Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Two books have been published on his work, “El cine de Ignacio Agüero”, by authors Catalina donoso and Valeria de los Ríos, and “Dos o tres cosas que sabemos de él”, by several contributors coordinated by Eva Sangiorgi and Camila Donoso, edited by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Retrospectives of his films have been held in Barcelona, Mexico City, La Paz, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima, Paris, Biarritz, Trieste, Chile.

Producers’s profile:

Amalric de Pontcharra is a french producer living in Santiago de Chile since november 2006. In Chile, he has been asociate producer of Ignacio Agüero’s El Diario de Agustín (Agustin Newspaper), El otro día (The other day), Como me da la gana II (This is the way I like it II) and Notas para una película (Notes for a film). Amalric de Pontcharra is funding member of Les Producteurs Indépendants Associés (Paris): As a Producer of this group he executive produced more than 100 hours of documentary features between 2000 and 2007 for Arte.