Directed by Lone Scherfig and scripted by Walter Salles, Rafa Russo and Isabel Coixet, the film La contadora de películas, adapted from the novel of the same name by Hernán Rivera Letelier and starring Bérénice Bejo, Antonio de la Torre, Daniel Brühl and the young Chilean actresses Sara Becker and Alondra Valenzuela, has been released.
La contadora de películas tells the captivating story of María Margarita, a young woman living in a mining town in the heart of Chile’s Atacama Desert in the 1960s who has had the gift of film narration since she was a child.
María Margarita is the youngest of four siblings in a family living in a mining town in the Atacama Desert (Chile). The most special time of the week is Sunday, when they all go to the cinema to enjoy the stories that take them to other worlds. The girl’s parents soon realise that the little girl has a very special gift, an almost uncanny ability to tell films. The girl’s extraordinary talent will spread throughout the village, changing the fortunes of her family as Chile is dramatically transformed forever by Pinochet’s bloody military coup.