The Cordillera of Dreams

Mon, 04/20/2020 (All day) - Sun, 05/31/2020 (All day)

Dir. Patricio Guzmán / 2019 / 85 min.

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    "Extraordinary. A quiet coup de cinema that completes one of modern documentary’s most eloquent acts of testimony." —Film Comment

Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, and a New York Times Critics' Pick, 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. The film centers on the imposing landscape of the Andes, which run the length of the South American country's eastern border. At once protective and isolating, magisterial and indifferent, the cordillera of mountains serves as the country's "spine" and an enigmatic focal point around which to contemplate the enduring legacy of the 1973 military coup d'état.

Unflinching in its presentation of contemporary Chile, The Cordillera of Dreams moves beyond despair and looks towards the possibilities of political change by linking the ideological struggles of the past with the inequalities of the present.

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