Director José Luis Torres Leiva

Production year 2011

Length 93min.

Country Chile


During one hot summer day, small events shape the lives of visitors and workers of an old thermal resort in southern Chile. Julieta, Francisco, Isa, Rodrigo, Ignacio, Mariana, Muriel, Gabriela, Eliseo, Norma, Alejandra and Claudio experience the long vacation hours in nature, sleeping in the sun, learning how to drive, cleaning the house, kissing for the first time, swimming at night or just walking and talking, while the day slowly unravels into fragments of happiness and discovery.



José Luis Torres Leiva
José Luis Torres Leiva



Alicia Scherson


José Luis Torres Leiva

Director of Photography

Inti Briones

Production designer

Catalina Devia

Music by

Roberto Espinoza


Claudio Vargas


Andrea Chignoli, José Luis Torres Leiva


Rosario Bléfari, Francisco Ossa, Ignacio Agüero, Mariana Muñoz…

Production company(ies)

La Ventura Producciones

José Luis Torres Leiva

Born 1975, Santiago, Chile․ He has made a considerable amount of short films and independent videos. The Sky, the Earth and the Rain (2008) was his first feature film. Supported by the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF), it was nominated for a Tiger Award and won the FIPRESCI Award at the IFFR in 2008. Verano (Summertime) has also been supported by the HBF and had its premiere at the Venice film festival in 2011.


An Encounter with Molly Bloom (2002), Memoires of the Eye (2002), The Castle. A Trial Story (2002), Confessions of a Suicidal Horse (2002), I Have Nothing to Say (2003), Open Eyes (2004), No Place Nowhere (2004), Women Workers Leaving the Factory (2005), El Tiempo que se queda (2007), The Sky, the Earth and the Rain (2008), Three Weeks Later (El Cielo, la Tierra y la Lluvia, 2010), First Day of Winter (2010), Verano (Summertime, 2011)

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