Release date19 November 2012 (2012-11-19) (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
8 August 2013 (2013-08-08) (Chile) WriterFernando Lavanderos Montero, Rodrigo Ossadon, Gonzalo Verdugo DirectorFernando Lavanderos Montero CastCristobal Palma, Ragni Orsal Skogsrod, Sally Kitchener, Ellen Hebden, Isaac Arriagada, Simon Porter, Will Danger-Porter ScreenplayFernando Lavanderos Montero, Gonzalo Verdugo, Rodrigo Ossadon Similar moviesA Cab for Three (2001), My Best Enemy (2005), The Maid (2009), Tony Manero (2008), Post Mortem (2010)
Things as They Are (Spanish: Las Cosas Como Son) is a 2012 Chilean film directed and written by Fernando Lavanderos and filmed in Santiago, Chile. It premiered in Chile at the 2012 Festival Internacional de Viña del Mar (International Festival of Viña del Mar) and internationally at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (International Film Festival Mar del Plata) in Argentina.
Jerónimo is an antisocial local man who rents rooms in his home to expats so he can snoop around their belongings. One day Sanna arrives - a girl who will change Jerónimo’s life. They start getting closer until Jerónimo discovers that Sanna is hiding something in his house.
Ragni Orsal Skogsrod
José Miguel Barros
The film has been well received by critics. Marcelo Morales of CineChile said: “Things As They Are is not just a good film - it is also the confirmation of a director who has (in very few films, all made freehand with limited resources) established a complete personal voice.”
Special Jury Prize, Critics Award, International Film Festival of Viña del Mar, 2012.
Best Film, International Film Festival of Mar del Plata, 2012.
Chilean Long Competition: Best Ensemble, Festival Cine / / B, 2012.
Independent Camera Award, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2013.
Best Director, Havana Film Festival, New York, 2013.