Chameleon

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Chile | 2016 | 81 minutes | Jorge Riquelme Serrano

This explosive and brutal Chilean thriller takes place on a wealthy lesbian couple's peaceful day together, which becomes a nightmare of psychological and physical terror after a soft-spoken unexpected guest undergoes a shocking transformation.

"A highly satisfying and skillfully made minimalist psychological thriller"—Hebe Tabachnik, SIFF Programmer

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Paulina begins putting away dishes from last night's big party. Her partner, Paula, lounges in the yard, taking in the seaside view of their gorgeous estate. Although unhappy about Paulina's impending cross-country move for work, they both decide to spend one last cozy day enjoying each other's company. But then there's a knock. What begins as a surprise visit from a party guest's boyfriend, an apology, a bottle of wine, and an invitation to spend an hour in the garden soon turns into the women's very own bourgeoisie nightmare. The more they talk to this young man, the more cracks Paulina sees in his exterior. When he goes to the restroom she snidely confides in Paula that she thinks he's a phony—an irritating common gardener. But as quickly as the wine glasses empty, the man transforms from a soft-spoken handsome acquaintance into a predator who makes his way into their homes to brutalize their bodies and minds. This Chilean home-invasion thriller presents us with a villain who takes the prejudiced attitudes of the wealthy and shoves them back down their own throats with an explosively psychopathic vengeance. Soaked in sadistic social commentary and avoiding typical tropes of the genre, Chameleon is director Jorge Riquelme Serrano's first gut-punching film.

Director Biography

Jorge studied at the Escuela de Cine de Chile (Chilean Film School). In 2007 he made Katiuska a documentary that represented Chile in the Feisal Route, showcasing emerging Latin American filmmakers. He has directed for national television in Chile, alongside music videos and photography. Chameleon is his debut feature film.

Sponsored by Embassy of Chile in the United States of America, Dirección de Asuntos Culturales (DIRAC) - Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Chile

  • Original Language Title: Camaleón
  • Director: Jorge Riquelme Serrano
  • Principal Cast: Gastón Salgado, Paula Zúñiga, Paulina Urrutia, Alejandro Goic
  • Premiere Status: North America
  • Country: Chile
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 81 minutes
  • Producer: Jorge Riquelme Serrano, Karla Kri, Sandra del Valle Casals, Daniel Díaz
  • Screenplay: Jorge Riquelme Serrano
  • Cinematographers: Cristián Petit-Laurent
  • Editors: Valeria Hernández
  • Music: Carlos Cabezas
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP