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Navidad

Navidad

A Feature film by Sebastian Lelio

Release in France : 04/11/2009

    Synopsis

    On Christmas Eve, Alejandro and Aurora break into what seems an abandoned house on the outskirts of Santiago. The property actually belonged to Aurora's father, who died unexpectedly several months earlier, and has since been sold. Before the new owners take possession of the house, Aurora wants to return one last time in search of childhood memories.

    The two teenagers decide to spend Christmas Eve there, away from their respective families. But all too quickly, Alejandro's existential frustrations and Aurora's doubts about her sexual identity cause the pair to argue. Alejandro, who suspects that Aurora is having a relationship with one of his female friends, decides to return to Santiago. But when he leaves the house, he discovers an unconscious girl in the garden. Fifteen-year-old Alicia, a fragile, diabetic girl has run away from home. Alejandro and Aurora forget their differences to take care of the young runaway and to try to understand her distress.

    While the city celebrates Christmas, the teenagers reveal themselves, confront their doubts, and try to escape their loneliness. As they draw closer together, a mutual attraction grows between them that leads them to live a singular amorous episode. After this night of initiation, they will find the strength to face up to their destiny.

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Divine Productions

    French distribution :

    UFO Distribution

    Foreign production companies :

    Producciones Horamagica, Cinesur

    Photos (8)

    Full credits (11)

    Line Producers :

    Pablo Mehler, Guillaume Benski, Ursula Budnik

    Co-producers :

    Guillaume Benski, Pablo Mehler

    Sound Recordist :

    Cristian Freund

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Cédric Landemaine

    Production Designer :

    Rodrigo Bazaes

    Costume designer :

    Loreto Martinez

    Screenwriters :

    Sebastian Lelio, Gonzalo Maza

    Director of Photography :

    Benjamin Echazarreta

    Production Manager :

    Eduardo Castro

    Editors :

    Sebastian Lelio, Soledad Salfate

    Music Composer :

    Cristobal Carvajo

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Chile

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    2009

    French release :

    04/11/2009

    Runtime :

    1 h 43 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    124.328

    Visa issue date :

    22/01/2010

    Approval :

    Production formats :

    HD

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2009

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2009)

    Selection

    Latin American Section

    Directors' Fortnight - 2009

    Directors' Fortnight (France, 2009)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Presskit

    Website