The Crusses

The Crusses
Las cruces

Chile | 2018 | DCP | Color B&N | 80 min | Teresa Arredondo, Carlos Vásquez

WEDNESDAY 2 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 10 | 15:30 HRS | 80 MIN
SATURDAY 5 | CINEMEX REFORMA CASA DE ARTE SALA 1 | 22:30 HRS | 80 MIN

Director: Teresa Arredondo, Carlos Vasquez Méndez
Photography: Carlos Vasquez Méndez
Producer: Claudio Leiva Aros, Patricio Muñoz G., Teresa Arredondo, Carlos Vásquez Méndez
Editing: Carlos Vásquez Méndez
Sound: Andrea López Millán
Production Company: Dereojo, Laguna Negra

Synopsis
In September 1973, 19 paper mill workers were imprisoned and taken to the Laja police station. Six years later, their bodies were found in Yumbel’s cemetery. After almost 40 years, one of the policemen involved broke the pact of silence they had made the night of the killing, revealing the participation of the Paper Manufacturing Company (CMPC) in the murder. Today, the case is still open and awaiting sentence.

Biography
Teresa Arredondo
Teresa Arredondo was born in Lima, Perú (1978) and she lives in Santiago de Chile. She started to study psychology in 1995 and she got her degree in 2003. Teresa moved to Spain in 2006 for study a Master´s Degree in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary Making at UAB. “Días con Matilde” (2011), her second shortfim, was selected and awarded in many festivals, as the same as her first feature film “SIBILA” (2012). Her second feature film “Las cruces” (co directed by Carlos Vásquez Méndez) is premiered in FIDMarseille 2018.

Carlos Vásquez Méndez
Carlos Vásquez Méndez is a filmmaker, artist and researcher. The languages he uses are mostly film and photography emplaced in the border between documentary and fiction, his works establish constant correspondences between history social sciences and artistic practices. His filmic works have been shown in different exhibitions and festivals. His last feature film “[Pewen] Araucaria” was premiered at the Cinéma du Réel (FR) 2016 festival and received the Joris Ivens / Center National des Plastiques Award for Best Opera Prima. He lives and works between Barcelona and Santiago de Chile.

Festivals
29º Marseille International Film Festival — Compétition Internationale, 2019, France
25º Valdivia International Film Festival — Chilean Feature Film Competition, 2019, Chile
51º Viña del Mar International Film Festival — Feature Competition, 2019, Chile
22º FIDOCS — Competencia Nacional, 2019, Chile
JEONJU International Film Festival — Special Focus 2019, Corea