International competition

Dreams of the Castle

Los sueños del castillo

René Ballesteros

2018ChileFrance71 minColour

FR: Une prison pour adolescents au milieu de la campagne Mapuche du Sud du Chili. Chaque nuit les jeunes détenus sont la proie de cauchemars récurrents. Le film est une exploration de la relation entre leurs vies, leurs crimes et leurs cauchemars, et de l'influence du territoire sur leurs rêves. ENG: A teenagers prison in the middle of the Mapuche countryside, in the South of Chile. Every night the teenagers are attacked by recurrent nightmares. The film is an exploration about the link between their lives, their crimes and their nightmares, about the influence of a territory on their dreams.

René Ballesteros (Chile, 1975), a psychologist, filmmaker and screenwriter, worked with street kids and in prisons for adolescents before studying cinema at Université Paris VIII, EICTV (Cuba) and Le Fresnoy (France). La Quemadura, his debut feature documentary won the 2010 Joris Ivens award at the 2010 Cinéma du réel. Los sueños del castillo, his second documentary won the award the Best Chilean Feature Documentary award at the Valdivia International Film Festival International in 2018.

  • PRODUCTION : René Ballesteros (La Ballesta Films), Johanne Schatz (La Ballesta Films)