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Wednesday, 12 December 2018



Drama | Chile | 2014 | 73’



About to turn 30 years working in the barber shop he inherited from his parents, Raúl starts to change his daily routine, in order to have something new to tell to his customers.

He tries to get closer to his neighbors, visits a bar near his home, and spends some time in the neighborhood square, where he meets a lady with whom he establishes a strange relationship. Eventually, he realizes that he is much closer to the solution of his problems than he could have imagined.



Script: Matías Venables


Photography: Nico Martínez Bergen


Editing: Matías Venables B


Sound: Cristóbal Rivera


Music: N/A


Leading actors: Óscar Hernández, Paula Zúñiga, Alejandro Sieveking

Producer: Valentina Barros, Matías Venables



Director’s Bio

He studied at Escuela de Cine de Chile, where he made over 20 short films, among them “Expresso” and “Jacinta y Tristán” (2010), both filmed in 16mm film.

“Raul”, his first feature film, was part of the Official Selection of Locarno International film Festival, on the Carte Blanche section (Work in progress). “Raúl” won the Best film Audience Award and the Best main Character Award on Festival Cine B. In Argentina, “Raúl” won a Jury Special Mention at Festival Latinoamericano de Cine de Tigre.


Nominated Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival 2015


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