A filmmaker arrives in Chiloé –one of the largest islands in the Chilean coast– and plans his next film. Between auditions and location scouting, he makes his way through the stories he spies on, while observing the links and tensions that float in the air.
In the poem by Jorge Teillier that lends its title to this film, the poet writes the following phrase: “One day, we will return to the very first fire”. Remaining true to that request, José Luis Torres Leiva makes a film that claims for a return to the origins of cinema and a certain lost innocence and simplicity. A kind of simplicity that, as quiet rivers, hides a lot more than what its calmed surface shows. Here it’s not about using the forms of documentary as a film trick (or worse, a wink for the experts), but to let the stories themselves –and the people telling them– become the protagonists. The presence of Ignacio Agüero (one of the finest and inexplicably unknown directors today) as a narrator and trigger for this film completes a piece that, just like Bresson’s wind, blows in any direction it wishes to do so. MA
D, G: José Luis Torres Leiva F: Cristian Soto E: José Luis Torres Leiva, Andrea Chignoli S: Roberto Espinoza P: Carolina Quezada PE: Catalina Vergara CP: Globo Rojo Producciones I: Ignacio Agüero
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He was born in Santiago de Chile in 1975. He directed several short films and documentaries, including Ningún lugar en ninguna parte (2004), Women Workers Leaving the Factory (2005), The Time that Rests (winner of the Cinema of the Future section of Bafici ‘07) and Three Weeks Later (Bafici ‘11). The Sky, the Earth and the Rain (...