Chile

Malena Szlam – Altiplano (2018)

Malena Szlam’s magnificent follow-up to Lunar Almanac employs superimpositions and other effects to recast the lakes, salt flats, and volcanic deserts of Northern Chile and Northwest Argentina as psychedelic, otherworldly landscapes. Read More »

Pedro Chaskel & Luis Alberto Sanz – No es hora de llorar AKA It Is Not The Time To Cry (1971)

Through the testimony of the victims of the Brazilian dictatorship, and the re-creation of the practices to which they were subjected, the torture suffered by the Brazilian political detainees in their country is denounced. Restored version.

About the Work:
Sanz commented in a 1971 interview that “he decided to work with Pedro Chaskel, because he saw that the realization would be an opportunity to ally the political vision of the Brazilian Armed Tactical Front fighters and the technical capacity of one of the best Latin American documentalists, so that both he and I could achieve the sole objective of being spokesmen for the Brazilian revolution “(Silva, Mariano, Ercilla No. 1898. Santiago, December 1971. pp. 72-73). Read More »

Patricio Guzmán – En nombre de Dios (1987)

Documentary that explores the rol of the Chilean Catholic Church in the fight against Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorial regime, giving great emphasis to the creation of the Vicaría of the Solidarity and the protests against the violations to the human rights. The film won festival prizes and was shown on European television. Read More »

Ignacio Agüero – El otro día (2013)

Untouched Director’s Cut

Chilean film maker Ignacio Agüero begins filming objects in his flat that are connected to the history of his family and his country. But the outside world keeps intruding on his private film setting: beggars wanting something to eat, friends, neighbours, delivery men or young graduates looking for a job. Soon, Agüero turns the tables on them and asks his guests whether he may be their guest and accompany them to their homes, setting out on excursions into dangerous parts of town and lives: corrugated iron shacks, drugs. shootings. A journey from the inner world of one’s thoughts into the outer world of the present. Read More »

Ignacio Aguero – Cien ninos esperando un tren (1989)

“Tells the story of a group of Chilean children who discover a larger reality and a different world through the cinema. Each Saturday, Alicia Vega transforms the chapel of Lo Hermida into a film screening room as she conducts a workshop for children under the auspices of the Catholic church. The hundred or so children involved had never seen a movie, and in the workshop they see and learn about the cinema: photograms and moving images, projection, camera angles and movement, film genres, and much more. And they watch movies: Chaplin, Disney, Lamorisse’s ‘The Red Balloon,’ the Lumieres’ ‘The Arrival of the Train to the Station.’ Finally, each child designs his own film with drawings. And then, for the first time in most of their lives, the children got to the movies in downtown Santiago.” [from the video container] – Written by Fiona Kelleghan Read More »

Miguel Littin – Sandino (1990)

Synopsis:
Narrative of a period of 8 years(1926-1934) in the life of the leader of Nicaraguan revolution ‘Sandino’ , who was known in his time as “the general of free men.” Read More »

Raoul Ruiz – Tres Tristes Tigres AKA Three Sad Tigers (1968)

The drunken nights of several listless chancers in Chile’s capital city build inexorably to violence.

Review by Gonzalo San Martin @IMDb:
This movie is the best portrait of Chilean society. Ruiz show us like a group of little people with little problems, with a very special way of life. The strangest Spanish in all South American with the funniest accent too. This movie is like Martin Scorsese’s Mean Street but without the crime ingredient. You must see it if you wanna know what’s to be a Chilean, how you can feel believing that you’re in the center of the world but actually living in the end, almost hanging from the continent. Raul Ruiz right now is living in Paris and making the most bizarre but fascinating films of the french production. “Tres tristes tigres” is very difficult to find but if you can, i tell you that you’ll have a real gem. Read More »