Huacho is a 2009 Chilean art film directed by Alejandro Fernández Almendras in his debut feature.[1][2] The film has its world premiere in Competition as part of Critics' Week at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.[3] Subsequently, it won Best Film at the Viña del Mar International Film Festival,[4] and the First Coral Prize for Best Opera Prima at the Havana Film Festival.[5]

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film poster
Directed byAlejandro Fernández Almendras
Written byAlejandro Fernández Almendras
Music byLos Jaivas
CinematographyInti Briones
Release date
  • 2009 (2009)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryChile, France, Germany


A day in the life of a typical peasant family from central Chile. The grandmother sells cheese on the road, the grandfather works in the field, the daughter is a cook in a hostal and the grandson goes to school. In four separate sections, we follow them in their little pains and joys, throughout a day that shows a shameless Chile that changes and that few know.


  • Manuel Hernández
  • Alejandra Yañez
  • Clemira Aguayo
  • Cornelio Villagrán


  1. ^ "Huacho". Screen Daily. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Huacho". Variety. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Huacho by Alejandro Fernández Almendras". Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Película chilena "Huacho" gana el Gran Paoa en Festival de Cine de Viña del Mar" (in Spanish). Emol. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Premios del 31 Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana" (in Spanish). Cronomelian. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2019.

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