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Little White Lie

 

 

Original title:
La Mentirita Blanca
Slovenian title:
Mala bela laž
Section:
PERSPECTIVES

Country, year:
Chile, 2017
Length:
80

Directed by:
Tomas Alzamora

Screenplay:
Tomás Alzamora
Cinematography:
Jonathan Maldonado
Music:
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Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Spanish
Voting code:
B*
Cast:
Rodrigo Salinas (Edgardo), Ernesto Meléndez (Vladimir), Catalina Saavedra (Leontina), Daniel Antivilo (Don Fabián), Jonas Sanche (Carlitos)
Awards:
Miami 2017 (Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Award)


DateHourLocation 
Mon, 12.11.2018 11:00 Kinodvor Cinema
Tue, 13.11.2018 17:00 Kosovel Hall
Thu, 15.11.2018 15:30 Kino Komuna

Deli povezavo
Description:
A black comedy about a journalist on a local newspaper who starts fabricating stories for fear of losing his job, Little White Lie is a witty debut feature by young Chilean filmmaker Tomás Alzamora.

Edgardo is a journalist struggling to maintain a career in a small Chilean town, always on the lookout for exclusive news stories. Worrying that the newspaper is on the verge of closing down because of declining readership, he fabricates a story, a little white lie, which turns into a very big deal, transforming him into a hugely popular local celebrity. Should our humble hero confess his peccadillo or sacrifice his professional (and personal) integrity at the altar of fame?

"I'm a musician. I wanted to make video clips but had no one for help. So, I did it myself. It was my first experience in cinema. Then I made my first short film in France while I couldn't make it in Chile. Nobody has camera there. I made Little White Lie in my town. Why it is about journalism? I have a good friend who is a journalist and he had a similar problem. He published fake news. It was a great idea. I researched all fake news in the country before writing the script." (Tomás Alzamora)
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