Alessia Chiesa

Argentina, France 98 min. min Catalan premiere


Alone in an isolated house at in the countryside, Fan, Tino and Claa (9, 7 and 5 years old) wait for their parents to come back. Among games and tales, the waiting persists and solitude grows unsettling. In the midst of a strange and confusing atmosphere, the apparently innocent and playful world of the children begins to unveil its darker side. El día que resistía (The endless day) takes a singular look onto the childhood experience through an unconventional narrative.

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Alessia Chiesa

(Buenos Aires, 1981) She studied directing and cinematography at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires and has also completed two master’s degrees in film studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. She has directed five short films in Argentina and France which have screened at international festivals. In 2010 she participated in Berlinale Talents. El día que resistía is her debut feature film.

Filmography: El día que resistía (2018), Cela ne s’est jamais passé (2012), L’exil (2008), Sobreimpreso (2003), Palabras cruzadas (2002)

Alessia Chiesa

Film information

Original Title: The Endless Day
Director: Alessia Chiesa
Script: Alessia Chiesa
Contact: Alessia Chiesa
With: Lara Rógora, Mateo Baldasso, Mila Marchisio i el gos Coco
Country: Argentina, France
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 98 min. min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2019


Best Argentine First Feature Film in Mar del Plata