Fri 19 May 2023
|7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Director: Manuela Martelli (Chile, Argentina, Qatar, 2022)
Certification: 15 | 1 h 35 min | Drama | Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Chile, 1976. Carmen heads off to her beach house to supervise its renovation. Her husband, children and grandchildren come back and forth during the winter vacation. When the family priest asks her to take care of a young man he is sheltering in secret, Carmen steps onto unexplored territories, away from the quiet life she is used to.
In her debut feature film, Martelli, explore the character of a woman from a privileged class during the first years of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship in a powerful performance by Aline Küppenheim.
Manuela Martelli has participated in more than 15 films as an actress. In 2010, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Masters in Film at Temple University, U.S.A. Apnea, her first short film, premiered at FIC Valdivia, in 2014. She was also selected by Cannes Directors’ Fortnight’s programme Chile Factory to co-direct a short film with Amirah Tajdin, called Land Tides, which premiered at the Fortnight, in 2015. Her debut film 1976 was also selected by Cannes Directors’ Fortnight’s programme. 1976 has received important awards including the First Feature Category at the BFI London Film Festival 2022.
★★★★ “It is a terrific feature debut from performer turned director Manuela Martelli, who herself acted opposite Küppenheim in the film Machuca.” – The Guardian
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