Chile/Argentina, 2022, 95 min, DCP, Dir. Manuela Martelli, Not Rated, In Spanish with English subtitles, Kino Lorber
"A visually and tonally meticulous exploration of political resistance and conscience." – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"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
OPENING NIGHT EVENT June 2
Reception with light bites from Sabores Chilenos and wine at 7:00 pm | Film at 8:00 pm
The screenings include a pre-recorded Q&A with Manuela Martelli, the film's director, and Nicolás Casanova, film programmer of Coral Gables Art Cinema.
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 - A Fantastic Woman) 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.
Manuela Martelli has participated in more than 15 films as an actress. On 2010, she received a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Masters in Film at Temple University. Apnea, her first short film, premiered at FICValdivia, 2014. She was also selected by Cannes Directors Fortnight’s program Chile Factory to co-direct a short film with Amirah Tajdin, called Land Tides, which premiered at the Fortnight in 2015.
Tickets to these screenings are $12.75 and under. Cinema members pay only $8.