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Mirage of Love

Chile, 1929, the Atacama Desert, Pampa-Terminal. Hirondelle’s heart doesn’t just beat for music, and for her widowed father who raised her since her mother passed away. A pianist in the town cinema, she lives by proxy to the rhythm of the used reels that lead her far from her mining village devastated by poverty and Ibanez’s repressive presidency. Her small town, once a land of hope and exile, has a disparate mix of immigrants come in search of a better world, a new Babel in which languages mix to the sound of local fanfare.

And then one day, naturally, a handsome trumpeter comes knocking on the door to Hirondelle’s heart. She barely has the time to abandon herself to her passion when history catches up with her, and comes to put a tragic end to this unduly fleeting happiness. Marie Gillain – the award winning and 4 time César nominated best actress, stars in this magnificent epic love story with great poetic scenes set in a mining town in the beautiful Atacama Desert in Chile. Epic and romantic…the impossible love story of the daughter of an anarchist and a musician during the dictatorship in the 1920ies.

  • Hubert Toint
  • Bernard Giraudeau
  • Hubert Toint
    Two Days in Paris, Julia, The Price of Desire
  • Marie Gillain
    Key Cast
    Coco Chanel, Harem, l`Appat, Marie, Toutes nos envies , Mon père ce héros,
  • Eduardo Paxeco
    Key Cast
    Primera Dama,Mujeres de Lujo,La buena vida,La Sexóloga
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mirage d´Amour
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Romance, drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 39 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 8, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
    35 mm
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Fort Lauderdale International Filmfestival
    Fort Lauderdale
    United States
    November 19, 2016
  • Festival du Film de Cabourg
    June 11, 2016
    Festival of Love films
Distribution Information
  • atlas international film
    Country: Germany
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Hubert Toint

Born in 1955, Hubert Toint graduated in 1978 in Social Communication at UCL in Belgium, and in 1980 from American Film Institute. In 1989 he participated in EU MEDIA program, starting his cinema career as director of numerous films including the award winning “Trombones en Coulisses”.. In 1987, Toint founded SAGA FILM and has produced 41 feature films, 15 TV movies, and 60 documentaries. Among the feature films Marie with Marie Gillain, Le fils du Requin (Intl Critics Award at Venice Film Festival), The Commissioner selected for Berlinale, Au delà de Gibraltar,Pas si grave, Lady Chatterley (5 Cesars), Cinéastes à tout prix, which was chosen to be in the Official Selection of Cannes 2004, and “Le cauchemar de Darwin” (authors’ award of the Venice Mostra 2004 and Best European documentary 2004…). Most recent productions by Saga are Hitler in Hollywood, Le cochon de Gaza (When pigs have wings- César du Meilleur premier film), 2 days in New York (selected at Sundance), the documentary series Amsterdam Stories USA selected at IFDA, The Life of Another with Juliette Binoche.

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