The Chilean earthquake of 2010 damaged over 370,000 beloved homes; this is the story of one. Over three years, the destruction of CASA ANTÚNEZ reveals a family divided by their desires for the future and their nostalgia for the past.
The devastating Chilean earthquake of 2010 damaged over 370,000 homes.
The city of Talca was near its epicentre, leaving many historic neighbourhoods in ruins.
CASA ANTÚNEZ is an intimate portrait of one beloved home in Talca, and how its destruction reveals a divided family. When the mother sells the adobe ruins to her architect son José Luis, his brothers and cousins are sceptical about his intentions. Over three years, we witness their psychological process of losing a childhood home as they confront the future of its land. CASA ANTÚNEZ is a poetic homage to the very notion of ‘home’ after a disaster.
2017 Sheffield Doc/Fest (New Talent Award Nominee)
2017 Antenna International Documentary Festival (Best Australian Feature Documentary Nominee)
34th Bogota International Film Festival (Best Environmental Documentary Nominee)
7th ACAMPADOC Panamá International Documentary Festival (Official Selection)
2018 Lund International Architecture Film Festival (Official Selection)
15th Saratov Sufferings Documentary Drama Film Festival (Official Selection)
2018 Arquitectura Film Festival Santiago (Best Documentary Feature Nominee)
Original Title: Casa Antúnez
English Title: Antúnez House
Duration: 52 min 10 secs
Countries of Production: Australia/Chile
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
Screening Format: DCP
Release Date: June 2017