El extraño, Pablo Álvarez, Chile, 25', OV (Spanish) with subtitles in English Underaged persons not permitted.
Partly a symphony of a city, partly an experimental film and, to some extent, a fake documentary. A set of images show the centre of Santiago at night, to retrace the steps of an absent an anonymous character. Different background voices try to describe this person through unconnected stories and they often contradict each other. The result is the vague reconstruction of an absent man. He is a stranger who embodies a déclassé and careeism character rooted in the depths of Chilean society. A desire to exercise power over the rest shown through different forms of violence.
Pablo Álvarez (Santiago, 1985), who participated in the International Film Students Meeting in 2014 and whose project was selected to participate in the first Ikusmira Berriak audiovisual residencies programme, is the author of several short films to have participated in international festivals, including the fictional Los resentidos. Álvarez presents a piece 25 minutes long, a collage of images of the centre of Santiago de Chile by night, in which a lonely, mysterious man can be discerned.