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Y de Pronto el Amanceer (And Suddenly the Dawn)

Y de Pronto el Amanceer (And Suddenly the Dawn)

After 40 years, Pancho returns to his hometown of Chilean Patagonia, where century-old trees rise above abandoned tombs and the sea, drunk with rain, conceals the roots of men. He draws inspiration from his past for an article that he is writing. He recalls his childhood, the love of his life and the reason he had to flee the town.

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Y de Pronto el Amanceer (And Suddenly the Dawn)


Silvio Caiozzi

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Spanish, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature


188 minutes




Sun 23 Sep 2018, 8.30pm, MovieTowne, POS - Screen 7 q+a

About the Director(s):

Silvio Caiozzi

Silvio Caiozzi

Chilean director Silvio Caiozzi’s first feature film was 1979’s Julio Comienza en Julio (Jules Begins in July). It has been voted Best Chilean Film of the 20th  Century.  Caiozzione of Latin America’s most celebrated directors and has produced and directed La Luna en el Espejo (The Moon in the Mirror) 1990; the first Chilean film chosen and awarded in Official Competition in a Class A Festival (Venice). Caiozzi developed the script for this film together with the world-famous writer José Donoso. Later Caiozzi made the movies Coronación (Coronation) and Cachimba, both based on literary works of the same author.


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