Preview courtesy of New Wave Films
An affluent woman’s experience offers a telling insight into how the Pinochet dictatorship maintained its brute force and pervasive influence.
In 1976 Chile, Carmen heads off to her beach house to supervise its renovation. Her husband, children and grandchildren come and go during the winter vacation. When the family priest asks her to take care of a young man he is sheltering in secret, Carmen steps into unexplored territory, far removed from her quiet routine. Gradually, her perspective on what is happening shifts as uncertainty and paranoia takes over her life. An outstanding performance by Aline Küppenheim as the chain-smoking, pill-popping Carmen, whose elegant exterior masks secrets and discontents, ramps up the very real tension.
DIRECTOR: Manuela Martelli
STARRING: Aline Küppenheim, Nicolás Sepúlveda, Hugo Medina
1 HOUR 35 MINUTES
Sutherland Award (First Feature Competition), London Film Festival, 2022
*Please note: Film starts at advertised time*
Thursday 9th March at 8pm
Wednesday 15th March at 4.30pm