CHILE 1976

US Premiere


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Chile, Argentina, Qatar 2022, 95 min, Director: Manuela Martelli

Manuela Martelli’s debut feature is the poignant story of a wealthy, upper-middle-class housewife suddenly shaken into painful political awareness. As Carmen starts to renovate her beach house, the local priest asks her to help him hide a young fugitive from the law. This charitable act soon alters the leisurely tempo and comfortable atmosphere of Carmen’s everyday life, plunging her into a state of unremitting tension. A subtle yet persistent aura of claustrophobia envelops the film, effectively communicating the terror of Chilean General Augusto Pinochet’s persecution of leftist activists and underground fighters who opposed his military junta. Hyper-attentive to textures and lyrically paced, Chile 1976 is a piercing work of portraiture. Aline Küppenheim gives a captivating, pitch-perfect performance as a woman forced out of her complacency, whose compassion draws her into a web of secrets, lies, and danger. —Ela Bittencourt

In Spanish with English subtitles

El primer largometraje de Manuela Martelli es la conmovedora historia de una rica ama de casa de clase media alta que de repente se ve sacudida por una dolorosa conciencia política. Mientras Carmen comienza a renovar su casa en la playa, el cura local le pide que lo ayude a esconder a un joven fugitivo de la ley. Este acto caritativo pronto altera el ritmo pausado y la cómoda vida cotidiana de Carmen, sumergiéndola en un estado de tensión incesante. Un aura de claustrofobia sutil pero persistente envuelve la película, comunicando el terror de la persecución del general chileno Augusto Pinochet de activistas de izquierda y luchadores clandestinos que se oponían a su junta militar. Con mucha atención a las texturas y un ritmo lírico, Chile 1976 es un retrato desgarrador. Aline Küppenheim ofrece una actuación cautivadora y perfecta como una mujer forzada a salir de su autocomplacencia, cuya compasión la involucra en una red de secretos, mentiras y peligros.

En español con subtítulos en inglés

Traducido por Isabel Fondevila



Showtimes

In-Person


7:00 PM — Rafael 3

2:30 PM — Rafael 2

Director

Born in Santiago, Chile, Manuela Martelli is an award-winning actor as well as a writer and director. She directed the short film APNEA (2015) and co-directed the “Marea de Tierra” section of CHILE FACTORY (2015), a project of the Directors’ Fortnight and Cineam Chile that brought together eight young filmmakers to collaborate on making the film.

Film Info

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Running Time:

95 min

Languages:

Spanish

Director:

Manuela Martelli

Producers:

Omar Zúñiga, Dominga Sotomayor, Alejandra García

Cinematographers:

Yarará Rodríguez

Editors:

Camila Mercadal

Writers:

Manuela Martelli, Alejandra Moffat

Cast:

Aline Küppenheim, Nicolás Sepúlveda, Hugo Medina, Alejandro Goic

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Subtitles:

English