Winner of the Orizzonti Award for the Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival 2021.
"Los Huesos" is a fictitious account of the world’s first stop-motion animated film. Dated 1901 and excavated in 2021 as Chile drafts a new Constitution, the footage documents a ritual performed by a girl who appears to use human corpses. Emerging in the ritual are two central figures in the construction of authoritarian and oligarchic Chile: Diego Portales and the then-unborn Jaime Guzmán, minister of Pinochet's dictatorship who drafted a neoliberal constitution in 1980, and Diego Portales, a minister and intellectual of the Chilean oligarchic tradition, as well as the mind behind the 1833 Chilean Constitution. "Los Huesos" is a false discovery of global audiovisual culture, highlighting both the morbidity of the animation technique, as well as the radical transformation of Chile's political and social contingency.