Cristián JIMÉNEZ (1975, Chili) studied Sociology and Economics before he started making films. He first made several short films and his first feature-length film Optical Illusions came out in 2009. His film Bonsái (2011) was selected for the official competition in Cannes. In 2017 he co-directed the film Family Life with Alicia Scherson.
Cristián Jiménez at IFFR
199 Tips to Be Happy
Second film by Waissbluth (Los debutantes) is set in a sweltering Barcelona, where a young Chilean couple receives an unexpected visit from the girlfriend of her deceased younger brother. Restrained emotional drama about three cornered relationships and how to carry on living.
To impress a single mother, lonely house-sitter Martín acts as if the home and the family photos are his. He’s good at lying, but what if it’s true love? Great acting in Chilean cinema veteran’s comedy that sheds new light on family relations – and Nutella. Nominated for the VPRO Big Screen Award.