A PLACE CALLED DIGNITY
Director: Matías Rojas Valencia
Feature film | Chile, Germany, France, Argentina, Colombia | 2021
99 min | Dolby 5.1
56th Hof International Film Festival
12-year-old Pablo receives a scholarship to attend school in the mysterious and isolated “Colonia Dignidad”, established in Chile by German settlers. He quickly becomes the favorite of the colony’s leader, Uncle Paul. Over time, Pablo witnesses the disturbing things that happen there: abuse, disappearances and demon-like creatures used to scare children. But in this wicked world, a revolution is brewing, and it may be the only way for Pablo to escape.
With AMALIA KASSAI, HANNS ZISCHLER, NOA WESTERMEYER, SALVADOR INSUNZA
Screenplay MATÍAS ROJAS VALENCIA, Cinematography BENJAMÍN ECHAZARRETA, Editing ANDREA CHIGNOLI, Production design LAURA CALIGURI, Sound Design ROBERTO ESPINOZA, Production GIANCARLO NASI, SOPHIA AYISSI, TITUS KREYENBERG, DENIS VASLIN, LINUS GÜNTHER