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Chronicles of a Wandering Saint

Directed by Tomas Gomez Bustillo

Argentina, USA | 85 min | 2023

In a tiny rural village in Argentina, Rita Lopez, a pious yet insatiably competitive woman, discovers that staging a miracle could be her ticket to sainthood.

In the tiny town of Santa Rita lives Rita, an elderly chapel keeper. She and the women in her church group are in constant competition to see who is the most saintly. But no matter how many times she polishes the chapel floors, her effort is always overlooked. Until the day when, in one of the back rooms, she stumbles upon the town's beloved statue of Santa Rita, believed to have been stolen decades ago. Seizing the opportunity, she stages a "miracle" that will finally anoint her as the most admired woman in town. With the reluctant help of her neglected husband, Rita finds that the road to sainthood is not exactly glamorous, while the world around her has been brimming with strange magic all along.
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Born in Argentina, Tomas studied Political Science in Buenos Aires and began his career directing commercials and music videos. He received his MFA in Directing from the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles. His award winning shorts have screened at Tribeca, Slamdance, Raindance, and Mar del Plata, among others. His feature film debut Chronicles premiered at SXSW and won the Adam Yauch Hornblower Award.
Type of Film Feature
Country of Origin Argentina, USA
Year Film Was Completed 2023
Runtime 85 min
Social media Handles @beplentygood (production company), @tgomezbustillo (director)
Director Tomas Gomez Bustillo
Produced by Amanda Freedman, Gewan Brown, Tomas Medero (co-producer)
Written by Tomas Gomez Bustillo
Cinematography Pablo Lozano
Edited by Benjamin Tolentino
Music by Felipe Delsart
Sound Design Andres Velasquez
Art Direction Doriane Desfaugeres
Main Cast Monica Villa, Horacio Marassi, Silvia Mackenzie, Noemi Ron, Silvia Porro, Pablo Moseinco, Dahyana Turkie, Hernan Bustamante, Nahiel Dornell, Iair Said