Director: Alex Anwandter
Cast: Sergio Hernández, Andrew Bargsted, Jaime Leiva, Edgardo Bruna
Chile, 2016, BluRay, color, 82’
Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.
After his gay teenage son, Pablo, is badly beaten up by some homophobic youngsters, Juan, a withdrawn manager at a mannequin factory struggles between having to pay his son's exorbitant medical bills and his last attempt at making partner at his company. As he runs into dead-ends and unexpected betrayals, he'll discover that the world can be violent with him too. Juan has made too many mistakes, but his son can still be saved.
One of the examples of contemporary Chilean cinema, “Nunca Vas a Estar Solo”, while providing a harsh critique of society, also touches upon impunity, one of the biggest problems in our country as well. The violent targeting of groups marginalized by the society through impunity and the feeling of despair capture the audience, calling them to a challenging confrontation.
Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.
I remembered a game as I was waiting in the passenger lounge for the ferry to arrive just a few minutes ago. A game we used to play at home when I was young, in my country that is very far away from here, a relic from the distant past; I don’t even remember how we used to play it. The kind of game that makes me feel a thousand times lonelier than I already am among the crowd waiting to get on the ferry.
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