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The Lost City

Producers Francisco Hervé, Verónica Lyon


Somewhere in this lost world, a mysterious City is hiding. Five hundred years ago a group of conquerors disappeared in Patagonia. They built a City entirely in Gold. They are alive. Whoever sets foot on it becomes immortal, but loses memory. It is the City of the Lost Caesars and you have come here to find it.

About The Team

Francisco Hervé (Director, Producer) who graduated as a journalist in Chile and then as a filmmaker in the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, works as director and producer. The Power of Speech, his last documentary film, was selected for the First Appearance IDFA competition and was awarded in FICValdivia and Fidocs, among other festivals, besides getting the 2010 Altazor in Chile, voted best documentary film director by his colleagues. At his company Panchito Films he also hosts projects of fellow directors, like Daughter, by María Paz González, released in 2011 at FIDOCS, where it was awarded Best Documentary Film, and Beaverland by Nicolás Molina and Antonio Luco, released in Sheffield 2014 and awarded in FICValdivia 2014. Since 2008 he also teaches courses on documentary, fiction and screenwriting. In 2012 he was selected for the training Eurodoc with the City of Lost Caesars.

Verónica Lyon (Producer) is a film producer based in Valdivia, southern Chile. She graduated as a journalist and has complemented her professional development through several workshops and coursework in the production field with nationally and internationally recognized professionals. In 2011 she was selected at Chiledoc Redes, a program designed to promote international co-production and distribution for chilean documentaries. In addition to The Lost City she is producing Houses directed by Rodrigo Jara, and is also Assistant Director at Valdivia International Films Festival.

The Lost City is a Cinereach grantee.