• Las analfabetasIlliterate
    Moisés Sepúlveda
  • Las analfabetasIlliterate
    Moisés Sepúlveda
  • Las analfabetasIlliterate
    Moisés Sepúlveda
  • Las analfabetasIlliterate
    Moisés Sepúlveda
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Films 2013

Las analfabetas

by Moisés Sepúlveda / Chile 2013 / 73' / closing film - special event out of competition

Cast and credits

Original title / Las analfabetas

English title / Illiterate

Director / Moisés Sepúlveda

Screenplay / Pablo Paredes, Moisés Sepúlveda (adapted from the play Las analfabetas by Pablo Paredes)

Cinematography / Arnaldo Rodríguez

Editing / Rodrigo Fernández

Music / Cristóbal Carvajal

Sound / Matías Valdés

Art Direction / Nicole Guzmán

Cast / Paulina García (Ximena), Valentina Muhr (Jackeline)

Producer / Fernando Bascuñán

Production / Planta

Coproduction / Kine Imagenes, La Ventura

Associated Producers / Carmen Rodríguez, Angel Maulén, Daniel Hammer, Raúl Bolívar

World Sales / Habanero Film Sales

Format / DCP, colour, 1:2.35

Runtime / 73 min.

Press attaché / Claudia Tomassini (claudia@claudiatomassini.com)


Ximena is an illiterate woman in her fifties, who has learned to live on her own to keep her illiteracy as a secret. Jackeline, is a young unemployed elementary school teacher, who tries to convince Ximena to take reading classes. Persuading her proves to be an almost impossible task, till one day, Jackeline finds something Ximena has been keeping as her only treasure since she was a child: a letter Ximena’s father left when he abandoned her many years before. Thus, the two women embark on a learning journey where they discover that there are many ways of being illiterate, and that not knowing how to read is just one of them.

Moisés Sepúlveda

Moises SepulvedaBorn in Santiago in 1984. He is a Film Direction and Screenplay Graduate from Chile’s Arcis University. For the last 10 years, he has simultaneously developed a career as professional magician, having participated in several national and international events. He has written and directed music videos, shorts, and TV series. He is currently working on his second film: Sed, la historia detrás del fraude. Las analfabetas (Illiterate) is his debut feature.