Interview with Matías Rojas Valencia, director and screenwriter of the movie Winter Howl, interviewer Javier Garcia Puerto
"Valencia is a director and screenwriter who studied film at the University of Santiago. He has made short, documentary and experimental films, with which he has also participated in several international film festivals. Rojas' first feature film Root, which was originally his university graduation film, premiered at the San Sebastian Film Festival and subsequently at many other festivals. He is also one of the co-authors of the film Chile Factory, which unites young Chilean filmmakers.
In addition to making films, he also works as a university lecturer in the subjects of screenwriting, directing and film appreciation.
Winter Howl is about an old couple living far away in Patagonia. They survived Colonia Dignidad, a German ""school"" established during the Chilean dictatorship and their only goal is to live in the present while grappling with the fear of sinking into oblivion. A woman with a fading memory tries to reveal a secret and ask for forgiveness for a crime that has haunted her all her life. The film is like a touching and engaging puzzle.
""It's a film with different stories, but you can see all the narrative like a tale."" - Matías Rojas Valencia
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