El regalo
The Gift

Cristián Galaz, Andrea Ugalde

Chile, Comedy, 2008
108 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


El regalo is the story of three close friends, Francisco, Pacheco and Tito. Francisco, a widowed retiree, is going through a difficult time and, to cheer him up, Tito and Pacheco decide to give him a gift. They invite him on a trip to the Chillán hot springs, along with Lucy, Francisco's teenage sweetheart, who excitedly accepts their invitation. But things don't always go as planned and this trip brings many surprises that change everyone's lives. El regalo is a romantic comedy where charming characters and amusing situations make for an unforgettable experience. When released in Chile, the film broke box office records and is esteemed as one of the best films to come out of Chile in recent years.


Regional Premiere



Cristián Galaz's first feature, El chacotero sentimental, won him multiple awards including the Audience Choice Award at the Chicago Latino Film Festival. This is his second time partnering with Andrea Ugalde, who was the assistant director of El chacotero sentimental. They co-directed and co-wrote El regalo, which is the second feature film project for both Galaz and Ugalde.


Producer: Paula Saenz-Laguna, Mauricio Sepúlveda
Production Companies: Delirio Films
Screenwriter: Andrea Ugalde, Cristián Galaz
Cinematographer: David Bravo
Editor: Soledad Salfate
Sound Design: Freddy González
Music: Miranda & Tobar
Cast: Nelson Villagra, Delfina Guzman, Héctor Noguera, Gloria Münchmeyer, Jaime Vadell, Julio Jung


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