Chile

Patricio Guzmán – La cordillère des songes AKA The Cordillera of Dreams (2019)

Quote:Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán’s The Cordillera of Dreams completes his trilogy (with Nostalgia for the Light and The Pearl Button) investigating the relationship between historical memory, political trauma, and geography in his native country of Chile. It centers on the imposing landscape of the Andes that run the length of the country’s Eastern border. At once protective and isolating, magisterial and indifferent, the Cordillera serves as an enigmatic focal point around which Guzmán contemplates the enduring legacy of the 1973 military coup d’état. Read More »

Raoul Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento – La Telenovela Errante (2017)

“The film revolves around the concept of soap opera. Its structure is based on the assumption that Chilean reality does not exist, but rather is an ensemble of soap operas. There are four audiovisual provinces, and the threat of war is felt among the factions. The political and economic problems are immersed in a fictional jelly divided into evening episodes. The entire Chilean reality is viewed from the point of view of the soap opera, which acts as a revealing filter of this same reality”. (Raúl Ruiz) 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 »