HOUSES

CASAS

By Rodrigo JARA

ACÁ COMUNICACIONES - as PROD

Documentary - Development 2012

A film about time passage through old houses about to die. Neighbourhoods and streets of an industrial past in a developing city. Wood and tin filled with time and life. Gardens, windows and inhabitants doing their daily and slowly routines.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CHILE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Rodrigo JARA
    • Writer(s)
    • Rodrigo JARA
    • Producer(s)
    • Verónica LYON (Acá Comunicaciones)
    • Synopsis
    • A film about time passage through old houses about to die. Neighborhoods and streets of and industrial past in a developing city. Wood and tin filled with time and life. Gardens, windows and inhabitants doing their daily and slowly routines.
      Through small stories and details of the lives within these houses, we reveal the customs that have changed over time and invite the audience to enter into a different time from that taking place outside, a time that is a testimony of another history.
      These houses are condemned to disappearance, to fall under their own weight, to be abandoned, to be demolished and give way to a new kind of construction more in line with modern urbanity, to be set alight any given night.
      With no interviews or voice over, the principal character is a house marked for demolition shackled by thick steel cables, waiting to meet its end. Slowly but surely a totally new house will be built from it, while outside the old house sighs her last sighs. And many others await the same end.
      A power cut in a middle of a storm, windows with strange objects collections that look out, hand-painted house numbers, walls covered in phosphorescent moss, the metal rusting away…the sound of the wind, the creek of the wood, the whistling of the steel cables.
      This film speaks of memory. Of time and those forgotten little stories that invite us to look beyond our fascination for progress seeing beauty in that which can be destroyed, in that which is deteriorated, a beauty that maybe harder and more nostalgic but nonetheless beautiful.
    • Partners & financing
    • Socovesa fund for audiovisual development - for screenplay writing
      La Rosa Films / Escuela de Cine de Valdivia (co-production company)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2010
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