The Chilean film Las cosas como son / Things the Way They Are (pictured) by Fernando Lavanderos was the winner of the Independent Camera Award for Best Film in the official competition Forum of Independents in the 48th edition of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival which ran June 28 - July 6 in the Czech Republic.
Lavanderos' film tells the story of Jerónimo, a mistrustful loner who rents out rooms to foreigners in Santiago without respecting their privacy. His life is turned upside down when the beautiful Sanna, a Norwegian, comes to stay. Jerónimo starts to come out of his shell but then he discovers that the girl is hiding something in his house.
The Chilean film was the only Latin American contender in that section which feature 12 films from around the world.