THE LOST CITY
CHILE 78 MIN
Aysén, a region in Chilean Patagonia, is the size of England but has only 90 thousand inhabitants. They live isolated, with nearly no roads, in a stunning, rough landscape. Somewhere in this lost world, a mysterious city is hiding. Five hundred years ago a group of conquerors built a city entirely in gold. They are alive. Whoever sets foot on it becomes immortal, but loses memory. It is The Lost City of the Caesars and you are here to find it.
Francisco Hervé (1971) is a director and producer who graduated from the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. His documentary The Power of Speech (2009) was selected for the First Appearance IDFA competition and was awarded in FICValdivia and FIDOCS, among many other festivals. He created and directed the fake-documentary series "Citizen K" for the Chilean television. From his company Panchito Films he also produces films from other directors, like Beaverland (2014), premiered in Sheffield DOC/FEST and awarded Best Chilean Film in FICValdivia. During 2012 he participated in the Eurodoc international training program with his project “The Lost City”. He is currently developing his first fiction feature, “Vaterland”, in co-direction with the German filmmaker Tom Schreiber. Since 2008 he also teaches, including courses on documentary, fiction and screenwriting.
- Visions du Réel, Switzerland 2016
Main Competition 2017