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Spanish with English subtitles

With Fernando Mena, María Gracia Omegna, Alex Quevedo, Paulina Moreno, Nicolás Bosman, Ana Burgos, Naldy Hernández, Antonio Marquez, Gianfranco Bosisio

Andrés Centeno, a young factory worker, spends his nights working long night shifts, leaving him in a continuous state of drowsiness. Andrés has lost its way and forgotten his teenage dreams. Running into a piece of his own life story, he will realize that although he hasn’t made the right choices, it’s still not to late to make amends; accompanied by a new friendship that will encourage him to move forward.

Peralta’s indie film quietly focuses on the mundane, pausing to look at the day-to-day in Andrés’ life. With an engaging performance at its core, this look at the anxiety that comes with realizing you haven’t quite lived up to your youthful expectations feels all too real.

About the Director
Daniel Peralta is a chilean graphic designer and filmmaker. In 2011 he released his first film You Better not smoke, which screened at multiple festivals, receiving awards and critical acclaim. In 2013, his second feature film, Fake Party, transformed him in an icon of the garage cinema. Andrés Reads and Writes, his third film, has been selected to more than twenty festivals around the world.
Press

Andrés Reads and Writes is a simple story, one of personal searches and fortuitous encounters, of those that Trans-Andean cinema has been developing with great results and that takes a step back from the third world misery popular at film festivals. ” – Juan Pablo Russo, Escribiendo Cine

“One of Peralta's achievements is the way he has to present information in a gradual way... Another, is the narrative fluidity used to tell a simple story, without the need of a complicated script with forced twists and intelectual airs. Peralta distances himself from that and the film wins.” – Juan Pablo Russo, Escribiendo Cine

Andrés Reads and Writes doesn't talk about childhood as a better time, but as a time when the essence of who we are and who we can become resides. It doesn't propose to forget the responsibilities of the adult world, but something more mature: to know how to put those responsibilities in the right place. Just by delivering that message, the film wins.” – Santiago Balestra, altapeli.com

Notes on Film

“As a director, you should know what you are talking about. Yu should empathized with the characters because you lived and felt the same as them; you cannot make a good portrait of solitude if you haven’t been really alone; if you show a book, you should have read it; if you show a street, you should have walked by it; if one of your characters kisses a girl a certain way, you should have kissed that way. Those things, even if the seem obvious, are important.” – Daniel Peralta, director