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Modern Chilean Cinema: A New Territory in Latin America

Much Ado About Nothing

Director Alejandro FERNANDES ALMENDRAS
Info
  • Chile, France, USA│
  • 2016│
  • 96min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Party boy Vicente’s life forever when he becomes the prime suspect in a hit-and-run. Vicente was wasted, but he remembers that a driver behind the wheel is the son of a powerful politician.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
241 2016. 04. 30 17:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 2 H19GV
419 2016. 05. 02 14:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) TM H19GV
716 2016. 05. 05 14:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 2 H19

Review

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, this film depicts the irony following a commotion that takes place overnight. Vicente, who has returned to Chile from L.A., spends the summer partying. The reckless and slightly lonely 20-year-old goes to a party with a girl he meets on the beach. As drugs and alcohol take over, the car that he is in runs someone over and kills them. In court for the hit-and-run, the testimonies of those involved vary. Buddies suddenly transform into enemies and the truth becomes vague. Much Ado About Nothing uses the motif of an actual hit-and-run accident involving a politician’s son. Alejandro Fernandez Almendras asks how weak the truth is in the face of power and capital as he did in To Kill a Man. A story about the whereabouts of social justice, the manipulation of truth, and a guilty conscience. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Alejandro Fernandez ALMENDRAS
Screenplay Alejandro Fernandez ALMENDRAS, Jeronimo RODRIGUEZ
Producer Augusto MATTE
Cinematography Inti BRIONES
Music Sokio
Cast Agustin SILVA, Paulina GARCIA, Alejandro GOIC, Luis GNECCO

Director

Alejandro FERNANDES ALMENDRAS

Born in 1971, Chile. ALMENDRAS got his degree in Journalism at the University of Chile in 1996. He has worked as a film critic, photographer and journalist. Since 2002, he has directed several short films, including The Offering(2003), From Afar(2006) and Along Came the Rain. His first feature, Huacho(2009) premiered at Critics´ Week in Cannes Film Festival and screened at Jeonju International Film Festival in the Internatioanl Competition section.

Trailer

(Much Ado About Nothing) DIR. Alejandro FERNANDES ALMENDRAS

Party boy Vicente’s life forever when he becomes the prime suspect in a hit-and-run. Vicente was wasted, but he remembers that a driver behind the wheel is the son of a powerful politician.