A large outdated shopping district at the heart of the Chilean province located near the Strait of Magellan. Everywhere this area shows the scars of the upheaval which transformed the last wild place of the original America into a window display of today’s commercial society. Among the wreckage of history and the tourists on a quest to discover the end of the world, a gold prospector and a truck driver resist the change. Modern antiheroes bearing the burden of broken dreams, they demonstrate what can’t be found in the tour brochures: violence deeply rooted in this place which only comes to light when a strike paralyses the region.
With Macedonian origins, Georgi Lazarevski graduated from National Film School Louis Lumière in Paris in 1989. He works as freelance photographer, especially involved in humanitarian organizations in Sarajevo, Bagdad, or Mali, as well as cinematographer and second unit DOP on several feature films, such as 2008 Cannes Awards Winning Entre les murs. He directed his first documentary in 2006, Voyage en sol majeur, which won many awards in international festivals and screened in some 30 countries. With This way up (Le jardin de Jad), produced in association with Arte France and support of La Scam and his first feature-length documentary Zona Franca, Georgi Lazarevski carries on his central theme, revealing distinctive characters in their struggle to escape their condition. He is member of ACID (Agence pour la Diffusion du Cinema Independent).
Karaman Cinema, Friday 16/9, 18:45