I dreamed I was alive

Santiago de Chile, 2012. When she goes back to classes, Alexandra (17) does not want to face neither the failure of a year of mobilization nor her early pregnancy. Teenage mum in the grip of a postpartum depression, she sees her dreams fading away.

  • Eymeraude Cordon Le Beurier
    Director
  • Eymeraude Cordon Le Beurier
    Writer
  • Rosario Espinosa
    Writer
    La madre del cordero (2014)
  • Sebastián González
    Producer
    Perkin (2018), El Diablo es Magnífico (2016)
  • Catalina Ríos Fernández
    Key Cast
    "Alexandra"
  • Ximena Rivas
    Key Cast
    "Marcela"
  • Diego Martínez Ruiz
    Key Cast
    "Hugo"
  • Matías Illanes
    Director of Photography
    Nona. Si me mojan, yo los quemo (2019) - Nunca subí el Provincia (2019) - Rapaz (2018)
  • Nicolás Oyarce
    Production Designer
    Nona. Si me mojan, yo los quemo (2019) - Los fuertes (2019) - Dry Martina (2018) - San Cristóbal (2015)
  • Rodolfo Vivanco
    Sound
  • Andre Millán
    Sound
  • Eymeraude Cordon Le Beurier
    Editting
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Soñé Que Vivía
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 3, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Chile
  • Country of Filming:
    Chile
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Santiago International Film Festival - SANFIC
    Santiago
    Chile
    August 15, 2021
    World Premiere
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival - FICG
    Guadalajara
    Mexico
    October 5, 2021
    International Premiere
  • Uppsala Short Film Festival
    Uppsala
    Sweden
    October 25, 2021
    European Premiere
  • Rengo International Film Festival - FECIR
    Rengo
    Chile
    November 22, 2021
    Best Short Film, Best Script
  • Iquique International Film Festival - FICIQQ
    Iquique
    Chile
    December 7, 2021
    Special Mention
  • Chilean Film Festival - FECICH
    Quilpué
    Chile
    January 16, 2022
    Best Director; Best Actress; Special Mention of the Jury
  • La Calera Film Festival
    La Calera
    Chile
    February 17, 2022
    Best Short Film
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    March 10, 2022
    US Premiere
    Official Selection - Relatos Latinos
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest
    Palm Springs
    United States
    June 26, 2022
    Official Competition
  • World Cinema Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    Dutch Premiere
    Cine Chile
Distribution Information
  • Parina Films
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Eymeraude Cordon Le Beurier

Eymeraude Cordon Le Beurier (1989, France) has been making video art and photography since the age of 16. She achieved two Bachelor’s degrees, in Arts and in Cinema, at the University of Provence. Then she graduated from a Master's degree at the Art School of Marseille. She lived in Chile for 6 years and the country’s sociopolitical situation inspired her first short film "I dreamed I was alive" she co-wrote, directed and edited with an all-chilean team. It is a fiction based on a true story, for which she investigated a lot and developed a close relationship with the family of the young girl that inspired the character of Alexandra.

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Director Statement

We look to create an atmosphere impregnated with disillusionment to portray postpartum depression through the inner change of a sensitive teenager, where the imposed - but also self-inflicted – resignation reflects the inability to see beyond and move forward.