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Cristian Soto

Chile

Biography

Cristian Soto was born in the south of Chile in Talcahuano in 1980. He grew up seeing the sea and surrounded by hills being looked after his grandparents. It is then when he was exposed to what would mark him in all his future films: getting old. When he was 5 years old he went to Santiago with his parents where he currently lives. He studied cinematography in Duoc UC standing out for his various works which had an important socal character towards getting old. His degree project was called "Pasajero de niebla" (Mist passenger), his firste feature film is the documentary called "La Última Estación" (The Last Station).

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The Last Station

La Última Estación (Orig.) / 2012 / Chile / 90 min

Documentary film about old age that takes place in nursing homes. Under the contemplative look of a camera, the life and moments some old people face in their last stage are portrayed in an atmosphere of solitude and abandonment. These homes, and their long lasting passage of time, are the last station in life before setting out on the inevitable journey to death.

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