Ramona

Director: Andrés Wood, Julio Jorquera, Marcos Sánchez, Producers: Alejandra Garcia and Patricio Pereira, Writer: Guillermo Calderón, Production: Wood Producciones, TVN, Chile, 12×45′, 2017, Rights: World excl. Chile

Directed by Andrés Wood, who after Chilean Oscar submission ‘Violeta Went to Heaven’, a World Cinema Jury Prize winner at 2012’s Sundance, has turned his talents to TV production. Ramona is set in the late ’60s Chile. It tells the story of the two sisters Ramona (Belén Herrera) and Helga (Paola Lattus), who leave their small home town in the countryside to live in Santiago. Looking for a better future in the big city, after the death of their mother.  Upon arriving in Santiago, they start a clandestine business selling wine in a camp that is being built in the outskirts of the city. Business starts booming, and they decide to live there along with their new friend Carmen (Paola Lattus), a prostitute who teaches them how to survive in this marginal world new to them. Slowly the three women become like a family. To survive, they begin working as cleaners, laundering clothes, and as night club dancers. They also fall in love and begin intense relationships that become a source of love and pain. It’s the story of a family of three women who pull together aiming to realize the dreams of justice of an entire generation that moved to the city in search of a better life, that culminated in 1970 with the election of the popular president Salvador Allende.

Awards:

Best Series FIPA d’ Or 2017 

Best Actress FIPA d’ Or 2017 

Official Selection MIP Drama Screenings 2016