Wastelands

  • Feature
  • 2016
  • 93 Minutes
  • Chile, France, United Kingdom
  • Language: Arabic and Spanish and English

Two brothers have returned to Chile after working as mercenaries in Iraq. Struggling with post-traumatic-stress-disorder, Pelao kills himself. Jorge travels across the Altiplano with Pelao's ex-wife to take the ashes to their ancestral village.

Director: Miriam Heard

Screenwriter: Miriam Heard

Production Company: Echo Art Films, Forastero Producciones, Paprika Films


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Awards

2017: WFF Bangkok, Femcine Santiago Chile

2016: Eurasia International Film Festival

2016: HANIFF Vietnam

2016: Arica Nativa Chile

2016: IFFI Goa


Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Miriam Heard

DOP / Camera: André Szankowski

Editor: Luca Alverdi

Music: Jorge Arriagada

Sound: Roberto Espinoza

Producer: Miriam Heard, Gregorio González, Laurent Baujard, Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, Anna Holburn

Cast: Julio Milostich, Erto Pantoja, Heidrun Breier


Director

Miriam Heard

With English and German parents Miriam was brought up in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
She studied English Literature at Oxford University before training as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (London) and the Conservatoire Nationale d’Arts Dramatiques in Paris. She worked with directors such as Raúl Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento and Howard Barker.
She studied filmmaking at NYU in New York and now works as a director, screenwriter, actress and literary translator in Paris and Santiago.
“Tierra Yerma (Wastelands)” is her debut feature film as writer / director.

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