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Winner of the Golden Lion for his debut From Afar (ZFF 2015), Lorenzo Vigas delivers a dark psychological thriller about a boy who obsessively tries to infiltrate a stranger’s life, convinced it’s his father. Hatzin is traveling home from a remote mining town, carrying a box with the remains of his father, a migrant worker who died in a work-related accident. On the way, he spots a man who reminds him of his father. The film has screened in Venice, Toronto and San Sebastián, and owes its fascinating aesthetics to cinematographer Sergio Armstrong, a frequent collaborator of Pablo Larraín.
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Born in Venezuela in 1967. He studied biology. His feature debut From Afar (2014) earned him the Golden Lion at Venice FF. In 2016, he made the documentary, The Orchid Seller, about his father Oswaldo Vigas, a prominent Latin American painter. The film was screened in official competition at the Venice Film Festival. The Box (2021) is his latest feature.