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Cinematheque at Home: The Cordillera of Dreams

Plays July 24 - August 7
Directed by Patricio Guzmán
2019, Chile / France. 84 min
Spanish with English subtitles

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. Along the way, Guzmán interviews artists, writers, and documentarians, drawing out their conflicted feelings towards the Cordillera and its relationship to Chilean national identity and history.


Cinematheque at Home – curated by the Cinematheque – will offer new theatrical releases every week which our audiences can pay to stream through our website (by clicking the ‘buy tickets’ button). This is not only an opportunity for our patrons to see new cinema, but is an important way that they can continue to support independent film during this pandemic.

Reviews

Deeply beautiful and very deeply felt...one of the world’s finest working filmmakers.
-The Boston Globe
Rounding out his sublimely meditative, deeply personal documentary-essay trilogy on time, memory and the relationship of Chile’s breathtaking landscapes to its troubled human history Guzmán’s late-career trinity is a stunning achievement in cinema...a living memoir and breathing history.
- Jessica Kiang, Variety
The Cordillera of Dreams is a beautiful film about nightmares that have yet to end.
- Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
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