THE MOVIE-TELLER

LA CONTADORA DE PELICULAS

By Walter SALLES

SELENIUM FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Development 2015

Based on the bestseller by award-winning chilean writer Hernan Rivera Letelier, "La Contadora de Peliculas" is a uniquely moving story about the power of imagination, and one that sees cinemas as a way to comprehend the world and make it larger than we ever thought possible.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, CHILE, BRAZIL, ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Director(s)
    • Walter SALLES
    • Producer(s)
    • Vincent JUILLERAT (Selenium Films), Walter SALLES (Videofilmes)
    • Synopsis
    • Maria Margarita is 12 years old and lives in a mining town nestled in the hear of Chile's Atacama desert, in the 60's, where a movie house represents the sole distraction for hundreds of working class families. Here is not different from the others: Sundays are spent in the company of Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper or popular singers in Mexican musicals. When her father suffers a severe accident in the mine and his salary is cut in half, Maria is elected to become the storyteller for her large family. The adolescent hones her unique gift by watching film after film, whether it's a drama, a musical or a comedy, and by recreating it for her family. Even with the picture is in letterbox and black and white, she seems to retouch it in technicolor and cinemascope, and soon becomes the storyteller for her whole village...
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