Desierto sur (2008)

Director:Shawn Garry  Producer:Mauricio Arriagada, Karina Díaz, Andrea Garry Screenplay by:Trinidad Jiménez  

Music by:Eduardo Caces  Cinematography:Pau Monrás  Edited by:Francesc Sitges-Sardà Running time:100 min 

Country:Spanish Language:Chile Genre:Drama  Subtitle:English  Starring: Marta Etura ... Sofía, Victorio Sanz ... Pedro,

Joan Massotkleiner ... Alberto, Aida Quesada ... Amiga Vestuario, Amàlia Sancho ... Nuria, Carmela Poch ... Ainhoa



ҧ: 5 wins & 1 nomination.



Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival 2008

Jury Award
Opera Prima
Shawn Garry 

Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival 2007

Audience Award
International Competition
Shawn Garry 

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2009

New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize
Shawn Garry 

Viña del Mar Film Festival 2007

Audience Award
Shawn Garry 
Best Director
Shawn Garry 
Special Jury Award
Carolina Varleta 

Sofia is a young Spanish girl who, after her mother''s death, develops an acute emotional crisis. An enigmatic letter falls into her hands, one that her mother sent to Chile when she was alive. The letter is returned by the post office when the recipient could not be found. The content of the letter raises stirring questions in Sofia, who then embarks on an adventure filled journey south of the world. The destination: An unknown and remote town called "Desierto Sur".

100% worth seeing
14 October 2007 | by Christiane Meyer (christianemeyer@freenet.de) (Mannheim, Germany)
I just saw "Desierto Sur" at the Heidelberg-Mannheim international Filmfestival. This is an amazing movie probably only a newcomer''s director can do... lively, honest and straight from the heart. The plot is set in the marvelous landscape of Chile- this awesome scenery no studio ever can mimic. This makes this road movie even more special. Sofias trip through the desert is not only a trip through Chile finding her mother''s love and, possibly, her father. It''s also a journey finding herself and getting in touch with what really counts in life… The open ending let us guess if her mothers destiny is going to repeat for Sofia and Gustavo. Hope some more Shawn Gerry movies will find the way from Chile to European cinemas!