Documentary, 1h30, 2014
Director: Georgi Lazarevski
Zona Franca is a large outdated shopping district at the heart of the Chilean province located near the Strait of Magellan. Everywhere this area shows the scars of the upheaval, which transformed the last wild place of the original America into a window display of today’s commercial society. Among the wreckage of history and the tourists on a quest to discover -the end of the world-, a gold prospector and atruck driver resist the change. Modern antiheroes bearing the burden of broken dreams, they demonstrate what can’t be found in the tour brochures: a violence deeply rooted in this place which only comes to light when a strike paralyses the region.
Awards & festivals:
2019 Scam Étoile - Grand prix of the Pelicam Film Festival. Special mention at the Festival Traces de Vies - Selected in compétition at the Festival Cinéma du réel. Biarritz Film Festival.
CiaoFilm (France), CNC, FAI, Avance sur recettes & aide à la musique.
World sales: Andana Films