Les États généraux du film documentaire 2010 Uncertain Viewpoints The Burn

The Burn ( La Quemadura )
René Ballesteros
2009 - France - Couleur - 65'

Their mother left Chili twenty-six years ago to live in Venezuela. The two children never saw her again. They missed her as she seemed to have vanished beneath the silence of the father and the grandmother who raised them. The only physical trace she left was a library made up of books published by Quimantú, books that were forbidden during the military dictatorship. The children have grown. The brother is a film-maker, the sister an archive researcher. They try to understand, to retrace, to repair, to incarnate the telephone voice of their mother in order to put an end to the spell woven by the ghost member of their family.

Photography : Severine Pinaud, Jacques Loeuille, Enrique Ramirez, René Ballesteros
Sound : René Ballesteros, Marco Burdiles, Yann-Elie Gorans
Editing : René Ballesteros, Catherine Rascon, Marina Meliande
Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains
Distribution : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains (ntrebik@lefresnoy.net, +33 (0)3 20 28 38 64)