Historia de mi nombre

  • 78'
  • Chile
  • 2019

Chilean documentary maker Karin Cuyul was named after Karin Eitel, a young woman who in 1987 was arrested, and questioned and tortured live on television by Pinochet’s secret police, on the eve of a referendum that brought an end to a quarter-century of terror. Almost 10 years after this shocking broadcast, the director, as a young girl, met the parents of her namesake, and they took a photo of her.

The director travels through Chile, searching for the origin of this photo, reconstructing her own past and that of her parents, about whom she uncovers hidden aspects. She films most of this odyssey from the safety of her car, supplementing this footage with memories and video. The resulting film reveals both personal and a collective aspects of a painful period of recent Chilean history. 

Special Mention Bright Future Competition, IFFR 2019.

Director
Karin Cuyul
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Chile, Brazil
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
78'
Medium
DCP
International title
Story of My Name
Language
Spanish
Producers
Joséphine Schroeder, Dominga Sotomayor, Ana Alice de Morais
Production Companies
Pequén Producciones, Cinestación, 3 MOINHOS
Sales
Cinestación
Screenplay
Karin Cuyul
Cinematography
Felipe Bello
Editor
Nicolás Tabilo, Catalina Marín
Sound Design
Roberto Collio