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THE MUD WOMAN  

By Sergio Castro San Martín 

Awards & Festivals:
In Competition @ Huelva Spain!
Egyptian Premiere @ Cairo!
Swiss Premiere @ Filmar en America Latina!
UK Premiere at BFI!
North America Premiere (Focus on the World Section)
Asian Premiere at Jagran Film Festival!
Irish Premiere at Galway Film Festival!
In Competition at Jerusalem Int’l Film Festival!
World Premiere at Berlin Int’l Film Festival in the section “Forum”!
In Competition at Cartagena Int’ Film Festival!
In Competition at Cinelatino Toulouse!  

Genre: Drama

Highlight: Starring Catalina Saavedra (Best actress award for “The Maid” at Sundance Film Festival)

Synopsis:
Maria lives with her daughter Teresa only a few kilometers from the border between Chile and Argentina. Ten years have passed since the last time Maria worked as a seasonal worker. This season, she decided to do this job again in order to save enough money and go to live with her brother in the capital. Not knowing that she will face her unresolved past.
At her arrival she realizes that the contractor in charge is Raul, who is the father of her daughter and was the reason she decided to never come back again.
 

Cast:
Catalina Saavedra: María
Paola Lattus: Violeta
Daniel Antivilo: Raúl
Maite Neira: Teresa
Elsa Poblete: Rosa  

Director Biography:
Sergio Castro San Martín is part of the new voices of the Chilean cinema. In 2009 he wrote and directed his thesis film THE WALK, selected in several film festivals. THE MUD WOMAN won the Hubert Bals Fund and was selected in Cinema in Construction from San Sebastian Film festival and at Berlinale (Forum) 2015. 

Director Statement:
“I heard several news that took place in different regions of Chile, related to the sacrifice and trade of the fruit seasonal workers. I find it equally interesting and contradicting to watch these real workers of the fruit, spread out in landscapes of moving natural beauty, working ten hours a day in conditions that are almost inhuman; no communication, victims of the fear and violence, and even sometimes the assault from the contractors of this industry. I was interested in a film that focuses on the work issue, because is in this place that we spend a great part of our lives and where fears and joys manifest.” 

Crew:
Directed and Written: Sergio Castro San Martín
Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong
Editing: Andrea Chignoli & Sergio Castro San Martín
Music: Sebastián Vergara
Songs By: Los Charros de Lumaco.
Art Direction: Marcela Urivi
Production Sound Mixer: Erick del Valle
Color Correction: Claudio Aguila
Supervising Film Editor: Valentina Montalvo y Daniel Dávila.
Supervising Sound Editor: Pablo Bahamondez (Sonamos)
Re-recording Mixer: Roberto Espinoza
Sound Post-Production: Sergio Castro San Martín
Executive Producers: Gabriela Sandoval & Carlos Núñez
Associate Producer: Mauro Arrau (Lapsus)
Production Manager: Gabriela Sandoval
Production Company: Storyboard Media  


Technical Information:
Original Title: La Mujer de Barro / 1:2.39 / Colour / 90 min / Audio: 5.1 / Spanish with English subtitles / DCP / Chile 2015 


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