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Machuca

A film by Andrés Wood

2004, Chile

 

 

Presented by the Office of International Programs at St. Edwards University and Cine Las Americas

Machuca
Dir. Andrés Wood

 

Chile / Spain, 2004, Drama
115 min. 35mm, Color
Starring: Matias Quer, Ariel Mateluna, Manuela Martell, Ernesto Malbrán, Aline Kuppenheim, Federico Luppi, Francisco Kings

In Spanish with English subtitles

February 16, 7 PM – FREE!

Jones Auditorium at the Ragdsale Center, St. Edwards University
3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704 (Map)

 

In 1973 Chile, Gonzalo Infante and Pedro Machuca are two eleven-year-old boys living in the capital city of Santiago. Gonzalo comes from a well-to-do family, and Pedro comes from an illegal shantytown recently settled not far from Gonzalo’s neighborhood. Their worlds are separated by a burden that some, in an age full of revolutionary hopes, want to break down.

One of these dreamers is Father McEnroe, the principal of a private catholic school, who enlists a group of boys from low-income families to attend the elite school with the conviction that the students will learn to respect each other. This is how Pedro Machuca finds himself in the same classroom with Gonzalo Infante, and a friendship full of discoveries and realizations is born.

 

Chile, 1973. Gonzalo Infante y Pedro Machuca son niños de once años y viven en la ciudad capital de Santiago. Gonzalo proviene de una familia acomodada, y Pedro viene de un asentamiento ilegal recientemente instalado no muy lejos del vecindario de Gonzalo. El mundo de ambos está separado por una barrera que algunos, en una era de ideales revolucionarios, quieren romper.

Uno de éstos soñadores es el padre McEnroe, el director de un colegio católico privado, quien enlista a un grupo de niños de familias de bajos ingresos para que asistan a la exclusiva escuela, convencido de que los estudiantes aprenderán a respetarse unos a otros. Es así como Pedro Machuca se encuentra en el mismo salón de clase con Gonzalo Infante, y nace una amistad llena de descubrimientos y desengaños.

 

PRINCIPAL CREW
Director / Producer: Andrés Wood
Writers: Roberto Brodsky, Mamoun Hassan, Andrés Wood
Producers: Gerardo Herrero, Mamoun Hassan, Andrés Wood
Executive Producers: Nathalie Trafford, Juan Carlos Arriagada, Patricio Pereira
Production Supervisor: Patricio Pereira
Direction of Photography: Miguel Joan Littin, AEC
Script Supervisor: Eliseo Altunaga
Sound Design: Miguel Hormazábal
Sound Direction: Maldavsky Marks
Sound Production: Plató Sonido
Art Direction: Rodrigo Bazaes
Costume design: Maya Mora
Music: Jose Miguel Miranda
Jose Miguel Tobar
Editor: Fernando Pardo
Post-Supervisor, Chile: Soledad Salfate
Head of Production: Eduardo Castro
Assistant Director: Waldo Salgado
Casting: Carlos Johnson
Production Design: Maria Eugenia Hederra
Props: Alejandro Mono González
Set Design: Guadalupe Correa

PRINCIPAL CAST
Matias Quer: Gonzalo Infante
Ariel Mateluna: Pedro Machuca
Manuela Martelli: Silvana
Ernesto Malbrán: Father McEnroe
Aline Kuppenheim: Maria Luisa Infante (Gonzalo’s mother)
Federico Luppi: Roberto Ochagavia (mother’s lover)
Francisco Kings: Patricio Infante (Gonzalo’s father)
Luis Dubó: Ismael Machuca (Pedro’s father)
Tamara Acosta: Juana (Pedro’s mother)
Maria Olga Matte: Miss Gilda (teacher)
Gabriela Medina: Lucy (Gonzalo’s sister)
Tiago Correa: Pablo (sister’s boyfriend)
Alexander Trejo: Willi (flag vendor)
Andrea Garcia Huidobro: Isabel (maid)
Pablo Krögh: Colonel Sotomayor

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February 16, 7 PM – FREE!

Jones Auditorium at the Ragdsale Center, St. Edwards University

3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704 (Map)

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