Directed by Gonzalo Díaz Ugarte.
Monday, February 8, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Royce Hall 314
Part of the 4th UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival
A coming of age story, I Am From Chile draws from the director’s personal experiences to tell a different kind of immigration story. I Am from Chile is the story of Salvador, who moves to London from Chile to study English and travel around Europe at his parents’ expense. He stays with his aunt María (acclaimed Chilean actress Paulina García of Gloria, Illiterate), who makes a rather decent living renting the rooms of her house to other immigrants. But when a financial crisis back home leaves Salvador with no resources of his own, he has no other choice but to make ends meet with the help of María and his roommates (including a Russian drug dealer and his Japanese girlfriend), taking on a series of short-term, and at times, dangerous jobs. Difficult and challenging situations will force Salvador out of his protected bourgeois reality and into the real world.
108 minutes | In Spanish with English subtitles
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
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Sponsor(s): PRAGDA, Spain-USA Foundation and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.