New Directors Competition
In the middle of the Patagonian steppe, Mora is in revolt against school and asserts himself against his parents, Western alternatives whose dream of freedom is turning into a nightmare. Mora is forced to cross the steppe to go to boarding school with her little brother Himeko. But one day, she refuses to go there to help her only friend, Nazareno, an old Mapuche gaucho who has lost his horse, Zahorí, in the meanders of the steppe.
Winner of the Films After Tomorrow award at the 2020 Locarno Film Festival, the same festival in which it was screened in this year’s Filmmakers of the Present section. It was also shown at Toronto Festival.
PETRA BELAS ARTES SALA 2 - LEON CAKOFF
CIRCUITO SPCINE PAULO EMILIO - CCSP
CIRCUITO SPCINE - BIBLIO. ROBERTO SANTOS
Myriam Rachmuth, Marí Alessandrini
Ana Carolina Vergara
Lara Tortosa, Santos Curapil, Cirilo Wesley, Sabine Timoteo, Pablo Limarzi
Nadejda Magnenat, Juan Maristany, Linda Diaz, Dominga Sotomayor, Omar Zūníga, Valentina Novati
Le Laboratoire Central, El Calefón, Cinestación, Norte Productions
Born in Argentina, in 1979, and grew up in Patagonia. Graduated in film directing and visual arts from the University of Geneva, she has made, among fictional and documentary shorts, films such as Dragona y Sus Cachorros (2010) and Buscando Patriotas (2015). Marí was chosen by the Cinéfondation of the Cannes Film Festival to develop her first feature film, Zahorí.