Raoul Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento – El Tango del Viudo y Su Espejo Deformante AKA The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror (2020)
The story of a man whose wife has committed suicide and appears to him as a ghost, following him everywhere and changing his personality. Unfinished in 1967 and restored for a 2020 premiere.
Written and directed by the then-27-year-old Ruiz, Tango of the Widower, starring Rubén Sotoconil, Claudia Paz, Luis Alarcón, Shenda Román and Delfina Guzmán, was shot in Santiago de Chile. The production was set to become Ruiz’s debut feature film, but he was forced to abandon the project due to lack of funding for the movie’s sound design.
Ruiz’s own synopsis said Tango of the Widower revolves around “a man whose wife has committed suicide and appears to him as a ghost. The ghost follows him everywhere, under the bed, under tables. … After seeing the ghost so frequently, the man begins to resemble her, becoming more and more feminine, in a spiral in which we discover that he was never really married and that what is really going on is his personality doubling and a schizophrenic game.”
2.15GB | 1h 03mn | 2048×1080 | mkv