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New Directors Competition

La Francisca, a Chilean Youth

La Francisca, una Juventud Chilena

Chile, France, Belgium 2020 Fiction cor 80 min.

Francisca, a 19-year-old girl, lives with her family in the small town of Tocopilla, in the Atacama Desert, Chile, where they own a little gas station. Francisca dreams of leaving the city, but she needs to take care of her brother, Diego, a 8-year-old boy with autism - because of the disorder, he cannot communicate. Francisca allows Diego to have private classes with Fernando, the school’s new teacher who promises to use new pedagogical methods to help the child. But, as the earthquakes that shake their town, Fernando becomes a threat inside the house. The film uses a very subtle approach to talk about pedofilia.

Chile France Belgium family drama youth childhood sexual violence crime


Rodrigo Litorriaga


Rodrigo Litorriaga


Jean-Marc Ferrière


Damien Keyeux


Eryck Abécassis


Javiera Gallardo, Aatos Flores, Francisco Ossa


Rodrigo Litorriaga, Marc Irmer, Benjamin Stiénon

produzido por

Dolce Vita Films, Transit Transat