Illiterate (film)

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Las analfabetas movie poster.jpg
Chilean theatrical release poster
Directed byMoisés Sepúlveda
Written byMoisés Sepúlveda, Pablo Paredes
StarringPaulina García,Valentina Muhr
Music byCristóbal Carvajal
CinematographyArnaldo Rodríguez
Release date
  • 6 September 2013 (2013-09-06) (Venice)
  • 26 August 2013 (2013-08-26) (Santiago)
Running time
73 minutes

Illiterate (Spanish: Las analfabetas) is a 2013 Chilean drama film directed by Moisés Sepúlveda.The script was written by Sepúlveda and Pablo Paredes, based in Parede's own play. It was selected to be screened out of competition closing the Critics Week section at the 2013 Venice Film Festival,[1] and in 2013 SANFIC, winning Best Chilean Picture, and the Public Prize[2]


Ximena is a middle-aged woman who lives alone in her apartment, oblivious to the world around her because she's illiterate, a condition that embarrasses her. Without much conviction, Ximena accepts the support of Jackeline, a young graduated in teaching, who will teach her how to read, and so she'll be able to know the content of a letter left by her father as his only souvenir. The relationship between the two women will become a mutual learning that will go beyond the topic of reading, providing us a light that the real meaning of being illiterate is much more than not knowing how to read, and it's not limited to a single person.



  1. ^ "32.Venice International Films Critics Week". Sicvenezia. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  2. ^ "'Shell' Tops Santiago Film Fest". The Hollywood Reporter. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2017.

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