Chile '76

Golden Camera
Cannes Film Festival
Ibero-American Award ~ Best Ibero-American Film
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Horizons Award
San Sebastián International Film Festival
[A] visually and tonally meticulous exploration of political resistance and conscience.


Chile '76

Set during the early days of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, Chile ‘76 builds from quiet character study to gripping suspense thriller as it explores one woman’s precarious flirtation with political engagement. Carmen (Aline Kuppenheim) leads a sheltered upper middle class existence. She heads to her summer house in the off-season to supervise its renovation, while also performing local charitable works through her church. Her husband, children, and grandchildren come back and forth during the winter vacation, bringing reminders of the world beyond. When the family priest asks her to take care of an injured young man he has been sheltering in secret, Carmen is inadvertently drawn into the world of the Chilean political opposition and must face real-world threats she is unprepared to handle, with potentially disastrous consequences for her and her entire family.

“The blend of character study, Hitchcockian intrigue and an excellent central performance from Aline Kuppenheim makes for a tensely involving tale." – Allan Hunter, Screen International

“Absorbing. Kuppenheim is captivating as Carmen, letting the occasional emotion through a steely facade." – Stephen Saito, The Moveable Fest

“This searingly intense character study sees a woman questioning her cosy bourgeois lifestyle in Pinochet’s Chile. An invaluable demonstration of feminine revolutionary cinema.” – Marina Ashioti, Little White Lies

Not Rated
Drama, Women and Film, Suspense, Fascism
Manuela Martelli
Manuela Martelli, Alejandra Moffat
Aline Kuppenheim, Nicolás Sepúlveda, Hugo Medina, Alejandro Goic
Nominee, Golden Camera, Cannes Film Festival
Winner, Ibero-American Award ~ Best Ibero-American Film, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Nominee, Horizons Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival
Anthony Lane, New Yorker

It’s a hell of a performance from Küppenheim as the heroine, precisely because she demonstrates how *hard* it is to be heroic. To an absurd degree, cinema has conditioned us to expect protagonists who take every challenge in their stride, and it’s salutary to be reminded that, for the Carmens of ...

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