Cinema of the world

My Brothers Dream Awake

Director : Claudia Huaiquimilla
Country : Chile
Language : Spanish
Duration : 85 minutes
Year : 2021
Cinema of the world


Intelligent and thoughtful Ángel is fiercely protective of his younger, more fragile brother Franco. The two have already been incarcerated for a year at a provincial juvenile detention center. They spend their days going to class, playing soccer, talking about girls, and imagining a bright future beyond the prison walls. Although the siblings have been charged with a petty crime and have more than served time, legal complications prevent their release–until a parent or guardian claims them, they can only dream of a life outside. But everything changes when the arrival of a rebellious young man offers a possible escape.

Claudia Huaiquimilla


Mapuche director, scriptwriter and producer. She has taught film and screenwriting at the Universidad Católica, Universidad de Chile and Escuela de Cine. Her first short film San Juan (2013) was awarded at Clermont Ferrand. Contextualized in the Mapuche conflict, she writes and directs her first feature film Mala Junta (2016), winner of 40 awards and released in commercial cinemas in Chile and France. Currently, she’s distributing her second film My Brothers Dream Awake (World Premiere at 74º Locarno Film Festival; Best Picture at 36° FICGuadalajara, 34° Toulouse, 28° Valdivia), and co-directing and co-writing the first Netflix original series in Chile, 42 Days In The Dark


– Iván Cáceres
– César Herrera
– Andrew Bargsted


– Director: Claudia Huaiquimilla
– Producer: Mariana Tejos Martignoni
– Editor: Andrea Chignoli, María José Salazar
– Writer: Pablo Greene, Claudia Huaiquimilla
– DOP: Mauro Veloso
– Sound: Miguel Hormazábal
– Music: Miguel Miranda, Miranda y Tobar

Awards and Nominations

Winner- Best Film , Screenplay ,Actor –
2022) Ibero- American Competition 2022
Nominee – Filmmakers of the prest –
Locarno International Film Festival 2022