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Thematic programmes - Looking for Homeland

Crew:

Director: Raúl Ruiz
Screenplay: Raúl Ruiz
DOP: Gilberto Azevedo
Production: Percy Matas, Raúl Ruiz, Ginette Matas

Dialogues of Exiles

A film by Raúl Ruiz

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During the early 1970s, a Chilean group arrives in Paris, exiled from Pinochet’s military regime in their native country. When they find in Paris a singer who shares their home and supports the military government, they kidnap him, assured they can change his mind. Through this film, Ruiz discusses the exiled communities in France that he belonged to himself, not only criticizing them but also recognizing the hardship faced by those escaping the Chilean dictatorship. The film was shown in a special session at LEFFEST’10.
  • Cast:

    Daniel Gélin, Françoise Arnoul, Huguette Faget
  • Original Title:

    Diálogos de Exiliados
  • Country:

    Chile, France
  • Year:

    1975
  • 100 min Subtitles PT and EN

Crew:

Director: Raúl Ruiz
Screenplay: Raúl Ruiz
DOP: Gilberto Azevedo
Production: Percy Matas, Raúl Ruiz, Ginette Matas

Director

Raúl Ruiz

Raúl Ruiz (1941-2011) was a Chilean director, considered by many the most important in his country. With the release of his first feature film, Three Sad Tigres, in 1968, Ruiz became an essential figure for New Latin-American Cinema.

After the fall of Salvador Allende’s regime in Chile, Ruiz was forced to abandon the country in 1973, leaving for exile in Paris and finding success in France through films such as La Vocation Suspendue in 1978 and Les Trois Couronnes du Matelot in 1983.

In the 1990s, he began to direct some more conventional productions, alternating between these and experimental cinema, whilst simultaneously teaching Poetics of Cinema, on which he would publish two books. He won prizes at festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, San Sebastián and Locarno, and remains until today one of the most respected auteurs in Europe, continuing to find admirers in festivals like LEFFEST.
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