Magic Magic (2013 film)

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Magic Magic
Directed by Sebastián Silva
Produced by Frida Torresblanco
Christine Vachon
Mike White
David Bernad
Written by Sebastián Silva
Starring Juno Temple
Emily Browning
Michael Cera
Catalina Sandino Moreno
Music by Daniel Bensi
Saunder Jurriaans
Cinematography Christopher Doyle
Glenn Kaplan
Edited by Jacob Craycroft
Alex Rodríguez
Braven Films
Killer Films
Distributed by Destination Films
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17) (Sundance)
  • May 23, 2013 (2013-05-23) (Cannes)
  • August 16, 2013 (2013-08-16) (United States)
Running time 98 minutes[1]
Country Chile
United States
Language English

Magic Magic is a 2013 Chilean-American psychological thriller film written and directed by Sebastián Silva. The film, which premiered on January 22, 2013 at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival,[2] stars Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Michael Cera, and Catalina Sandino Moreno.[3] It was also played at the Directors' Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[4][5]


The film tells the story of Alicia, a young woman traveling in the south of Chile with her cousin Sarah, and Sarah's friends Brink, Bárbara, and her boyfriend Augustín. Suffering from insomnia, Alicia begins to lose her grip on what is real and what is not.[2] It is based on an urban myth about a vacationing girl in a hostel in Brazil.[6]



According to Rotten Tomatoes, 67% of critics have given the film positive reviews, based on 36 reviews.[7]


  1. ^ "MAGIC MAGIC (15)". Koch Film. British Board of Film Classification. April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Magic, Magic in the Sundance Film Festival program, retrieved 19 May 2013.
  3. ^ 2013 Sundance Film Festival Adds Four Feature Films, Including El Mariachi as ‘From the Collection’ Screening, Sundance Film Festival website, Press release, 13.12.2012; retrieved 19 May 2013.
  4. ^ Chile en Cannes. La Tercera. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  5. ^ La Psicomagia de Jodorowsky hipnotiza Cannes. El Mercurio online. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Magic Magic – Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 

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