My Imaginary Country

Golden Eye
Cannes Film Festival
Horizons Award
San Sebastián International Film Festival
'My Imaginary Country' drips with the contagious thrill of hope…it is hard not to be moved.


My Imaginary Country

My Imaginary Country (Mi país imaginario), the most recent film by Chile’s master documentarian Patricio Guzmán, premiered to standing ovations at the Cannes Film Festival last May.

In October 2019, without warning, a revolution exploded across Chile. It was an event that Guzmán had been waiting for since 1973, when a violent military attack overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende, and became the ending of Guzman’s most famous film, and one of the greatest documentaries of all time,
The Battle of Chile.

Now, millions of people took to the streets of Santiago and across the country, demanding economic justice, free education and health care and fundamentally, a new constitution.

Featuring harrowing front-line protest footage and interviews with dynamic activists—of a movement largely led by women and feminist leaders—
My Imaginary Country powerfully, yet elegantly connects Chile's complex, bloody history to the country’s contemporary social movements, and leading to the recent election of a new president.

An urgent and powerful film,
My Imaginary Country also serves as an inspiring and exemplary tale for other nations of how a popular revolt can spark deep political change.

"With civil liberties in America under attack, those willing to fight to keep the liberties we have in place could learn a thing or two from the Patricio Guzmán documentary." ~ Valerie Complex, Deadline
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Documentary, Politics & World Affairs, Activism
Patricio Guzmán
Nominee, Golden Eye, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Horizons Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival
Jessica Kiang, Variety

When left-wing coalition leader Gabriel Boric was elected to the Chilean premiership in 2021, he was 35 years old. When, a few months later, he was sworn in as the nation’s youngest-ever president — also the youngest state leader in the world — revered Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán was 80. “My ...

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