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Goyeneche on Film


CHILE, 2003, Director: Marcelo Ferrari, Epic, Romance, 108 minutes


An epic drama set in the 1880’s, Sub-Terra tells the story of a man inside the largest coal mine in the world, experiencing conflictive impulses in his heart. While the aristocratic family of Cousino Goyeneche is dreaming of progress, the coal miners are claiming their dignity in a time when human and social changes were starting to surface with force.

Based on the short stories of Chilean writer Baldomero Lillo, Sub-Terra is the Chilean film industry’s first super production. It took 3 years to complete and was beautifully shot entirely on location in the coal area of Lota. Cameras had to be taken 500 meters below sea level into the coal mine of “El Chiflón del diablo”, where the coal miners worked. As director Marcelo Ferrari said: “while the film is entertaining, it also make one reflect on a piece of the history of our country.” Actors Francisco Reyes and the Chilean-Spanish actress Paulina Gálvez produce an intense romance “antagonistic in economic terms” as the actor ironically put it to the press. Less than two weeks after it hit the box office it had been seen by more than 100.000 people in Chile.

PRINCIPAL CAST: Francisco Reyes, Paulina Galvez, Ernesto Malbrán, Consuelo Holzapfel, Héctor Noguera, Cristian Chaparro, Nicolás Saavedra, Alejandro Trejo, Gabriela Medina, Berta Lasala, Mariana Loyola, Patricio Bunster, Danny Foix.

AWARDS: Gran Paoa Award for: Best Film, Best Photography, Audience Award and International Catholic Film Organizatin Award, 15th International Film Festival of Viña Del Mar, Chile 2003 - Sol de Oro Award for Best Actress (Biarritz, France, 2004)- Colón de Plata Best Director, Colón de Plata Best Photography, Audience Award, Huelva, Spain, 2004 -


Goyeneche (1966)  



Director:    José Rivas
Genre:  Documentary / Short more

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Plot Keywords:  Child / Residence

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Runtime:  10 min
Country:  Spain

Color:  Color (Eastmancolor)

Filming Locations:  San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain


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