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by Camila José Donoso


After a torrid act of vengeance on the home of her ex-lover, 66-year old Nona flees to her summer house in Pichilemu, a Chilean coastal town. There she potters about in apparent satisfaction, until a series of forest fires drives many of her neighbours from their homes. The formerly quiet shady streets are imbued with fear. The police investigation turns up nothing and the residents grow increasingly speculative about the possible cause. Remarkably enough, Nona’s small home is undamaged. Whilst more and more houses go up in flames, this intriguing protagonist displays the different sides of her character: Nona the grandmother, Nona the friend, Nona the anarchist, Nona the storyteller, joker, liar – and Nona the firebrand.

international title: Nona. If They Soak Me, I’ll Burn Them
original title: Nona. Si me mojan, yo los quemo
country: Chile, Brazil, France, South Korea
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Camila José Donoso
film run: 86'
screenplay: Camila José Donoso
cast: Josefina Ramírez, Gigi Reyes, Eduardo Moscovis, Paula Dinamarca, Nancy Gómez, Daniel Kiblisky, Juan de Dios Carmona
cinematography by: Matías Illanes
film editing: Karen Akerman, Camila José Donoso
art director: Nicolás Oyarce
producer: Rocío Romero, Camila José Donoso
co-producer: Tatiana Leite, Alexa Rivero
associate producer: Rodrigo Letier
production: Altamar Films, Mimbre Producciones (CL), Transparaíso Films (CL), Bubbles Project (BR)
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