Camaleón / Chamaleon


Dir: Jorge Riquelme Serrano


Cast: Gastón Salgado, Paula Zuñiga, Paulina Urrutia, Alejandro Goic

«Precisely engineered chamber piece» – Variety –

Chamaleon is a drama with social issues at its core, from sexuality and gender to class and power structures. These universal themes are underpinned by a strong sense of Chilean identity that presents them authentically and sincerely, making them all the more accessible to a global audience. As the story begins to unravel we see subtle thriller tones expose the fractured nature of a seemingly normal situation.

FESTIVALS – 2016 SANFIC Santiago International Film Festival – Domestic premiere
2016 BFI London Film Festival – Sutherland Award nominee (first feature competition)
International premiere – 2016 Havana Film Festival
2017 Seattle International Film Festival – Ibero-American Competition – North American Premiere
2017 Lima Film Festival – Official Fiction Competition
2017 FICAH International Latin American Film Festival – Hidalgo (Mexico) – Official Competition, LGBT Competition, First Feature Competition – Winner Best Actor (Gastón Salgado)
2017 Merida Yucatan Film Festival (Mexico) – Latin American First Feature Competition – Special Jury Mention
2017 FLAR Rotterdam Latin American Film Festival
Awards – 2017 Chilean Pedro Sienna Film Awards – 11 nominations, 3 wins – Best Director, Best Actress (Paulina Urrutia), Best Original Music (Carlos Cabezas)

«Constantly demolishes expectations and shines for its precise execution» – Moviemaker Magazine
«A bravura yet subtle film» – Cinevue
«Precisely engineered chamber piece» – Variety
«Gruelling but stylish bourgeois nightmare» – BFI London Film Festival
«A highly satisfying and skilfully made minimalist psychological thriller» – Seattle International Film Festival.

jorge riquelme director - Camaleón / Chamaleon