We are delighted to host a special previewing screening of Patricio Guzmán’s new documentary
The Cordillera of Dreams (La Cordillera de los sueños)
France/Chile 2019, Runtime: 1 h 25 min
Spanish with English subtitles
Completing the trilogy that included the sublime Nostalgia for the Light and The Pearl Button, Guzmán’s characteristically contemplative commingling of the personal and political takes as its driving metaphor the mountain range which once protected and isolated Chile from the outside world. Exiled since the 1973 coup, Guzmán returns to Santiago, city of his childhood, to ponder – with help from others – what the timeless wall of the Andes Cordillera means to Chilean culture. As ever, his methodology is measured, lyrical (Samuel Laho’s crystalline landscape images are stunning), philosophically allusive and politically pertinent: the film’s second half includes a tribute to cameraman Pablo Salas, who remained in Pinochet’s Chile to film protest and oppression. Salas’ archive represents the need for documentation and remembrance, watchwords for Guzmán since he made The Battle of Chile four decades ago.
“In Chile, when the sun rises, it had to climb hills, walls and tops before reaching the last stone of the Cordillera. In my country, the Cordillera is everywhere. But for the Chilean citizens, it is an unknown territory. After going North for Nostalgia for the Light and South for The Pearl Button, I now feel ready to shoot this immense spine to explore its mysteries, powerful revelations of Chile’s past and present history.” Patricio Guzmán
Part of our event Latin America Uncovered
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£4 early bird (20 tickets); £6 advance; £8 OTD
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