Ximena, an illiterate woman in her fifties, lives alone and tries to keep her illiteracy a secret. Jackeline is a young unemployed school teacher who seeks to convince Ximena to take reading classes. Persuading her proves to be almost impossible, till one day Jackeline finds something Ximena has been keeping as her only treasure since she was a child: a letter her father left when he abandoned her many years before. Gradually, the two women embark on a learning journey together.

Illiterate (2013)




English and Spanish, with English subtitles




Moisés Sepúlveda

Moisés Sepúlveda

Moisés Sepúlveda

Moisés Sepúlveda was born in Santiago, Chile in 1984. He is a Film Direction and Screenplay graduate from Chile’s Arcis University. For the last ten 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. Illiterate (2013), his debut feature, premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

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