Art of the Real, a showcase for boundary-pushing nonfiction film presented each year by the Film Society of Lincoln Center will open with the New York premiere of Theo Anthony’s eye-opening Rat Film
The Sky the Earth and the Rain
NAME OF FILM: THE SKY THE EARTH AND THE RAIN
DIRECTOR(S): José Luis Torres Leiva
STARRING: Julieta Figueroa, Angélica Riquelme
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: In a remote, rural harbor town in southern Chile, Ana carries out her daily routines in silence, even when she’s with others. After she is fired, her gregarious best friend Veronica secures her a job as a housekeeper for Toro, a solitary man who lives outside the city. As the characters struggle to connect and discover themselves, Torres Leiva’s camera finds the beauty in their sepia-toned surroundings: the inside of Veronica’s home, a lonely forest path, the muddy bayous that encircle their town. As these moments accumulate, the film achieves a state of contemplative grace.