María Teresa Larraín
Shadow Girl
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Shadow Girl

María Teresa Larraín

Shadow Girl

The extraordinary story of a filmmaker struggling with the prospect of losing her vision.

2016
75 min.
Chile, Canada and Costa Rica
Spanish
Without subtitles

Projeccions

María Teresa Larraín
Shadow Girl
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Datasheet

Show
Direction
María Teresa Larraín
Executive Production
Ed Barreveld, Maria Teresa Larraín
Sound
Daniel Pellerin
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Maremoto Productions & Storylinentertainment
Synopsis

While editing her last film in Toronto, filmmaker Maria Teresa Larraín suddenly loses her sight. Battling despair and misplaced shame, she closes the doors to her past and decides to face her loss alone.

However, when her mother dies in Chile she returns to the country she left thirty years ago. There, walking the streets of Santiago, she meets Andrés Albornoz aka Bird Man, and finds herself drawn into a new world: that of the blind street vendors of the Alameda, the main avenue of the city. This fortuitous encounter will change her life forever.

About the direction
María Teresa Larraín

María Teresa Larraín

Directora

María Teresa Larraín, who studied Law and Drama in her native Chile, immigrated to Canada in 1976, w...

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

2016
DocsBarcelona Festival
Edició 2016
2017
Docs del Mes · March
Edició 2017

Awards and festivals

BritDoc
United Kingdom, 2016
SANFIC
Chile, 2016
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