Casa Antúnez

Nora Niasari
| Australia
| 2017
| 52 min

The devastating Chilean earthquake of 2010 damaged over 370,000 homes. The city of Talca was near its epicentre, and many historic neighbourhoods were left 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 the psychological turmoil of losing a childhood home as they confront the future of its land. The film serves as a poetic homage to the very notion of ‘home’ after a disaster.

Director
Nora Niasari
Producer
Nora Niasari
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Section
Australian Competition
Festival Year
2017