Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Alicia Scherson, Cristián Jimenez

Country: Chile
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: VIDA DE FAMILIA

Running Time: 80min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Knight Competition

Bruno and his family leave their Santiago home for a three-month visit to France. Bruno’s cousin Martín is left in charge of the house and cat. The cat goes missing, which leads Martín to meet Pachi. A romance begins, albeit one based on false pretenses: Martín claims the house is his, and that he’s a father and divorcé. Martín invents a whole new life—but when happens when real life comes back from holiday?

Adapted from his own story by author Alejandro Zambra, Family Life is the inspired collaboration of directors Alicia Scherson—whose Play and Il futuro played the Festival—and Cristián Jiménez, whose Bonsái won two prizes at the Festival and was also adapted by Zambra from his eponymous novel.

This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s HBO Ibero American Competition Film Category


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Director: Alicia Scherson, Cristián Jimenez
Producer: Carlos Olivares, Fernando Bascuñán
Screenwriter: Alejandro Zambra, Alicia Scherson, Cristián Jimenez

Cinematographer: Cristián Petit Laurent
Editor: Soledad Salfate

Cast: Jorge Becker, Gabriela Arancibia, Blanca Lewin, Cristián Carvajal

Alicia Scherson, Cristián Jimenez

Alicia Scherson was born in Santiago, Chile. After graduating as a biologist, she studied filmmaking at the Escuela de Cine de Cuba and the University of Illinois in Chicago. Her directorial credits include Play (05), Tourists (09) and Il futuro (13). Family Life (17), co-directed with Cristián Jiménez, is her latest film.

Cristián Jiménez is a Chilean sociologist and filmmaker. His film Bonsái (11) won the Grand Jury Prize and Jordan Ressler Award at the Miami Film Festival. His other films include Optical Illusions (09) and La voz en off (14). Family Life (17), co-directed with Alicia Scherson, is his latest film.

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