Optical Illusions

San Sebastian International
Film Festival 2009
Tokyo International
Film Festival 2009

Optical Illusions

A Film by Cristián Jiménez

2009 - France/Chile/Portugal - Comedy - 1.85 DCP - 105 min.

with Paola Lattus , Eduardo Paxeco , Gregory Cohen , Iván Álvarez de Araya , Valentina Vargas , Álvaro Rudolphy , Samuel González , Hugo Medina & Carla Bolito

Language: Spanish
Produced by Cyriac Auriol , Bruno Bettati , Andrés Waissbluth , Miguel Ángel Labarca , J.J. Härting , Ignacio Eyzaguirre & Pandora Gagnon da Cunha Telles

It’s winter in Valdivia. A mall guard falls in love with an elegant thief. A hard-working employee is trained by his company for unemployment. A blind skier recovers sight and is terrorized by the world he finally sees. The winter advances. Everything feels unreal: Optical Illusions.

San Sebastian International
Film Festival 2009
Tokyo International
Film Festival 2009

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