Films starring Alfredo Castro

The Settlers review – a brutally violent anti-western

By David Jenkins

This haunting debut by Felipe Gálvez Haberle dismantles the violent colonial trappings of the classic western.


The Substitute

By Saskia Lloyd Gaiger

A humble school teacher is forced into a stand off against a local drug lord in Diego Lerman's compelling, though overly-contrived drama.


From Afar

By David Jenkins

This Golden Lion winner from Venezuela offers intrigue a-plenty, but the pay off is regrettably modest.


The Club

By Emma Simmonds

Ace Chilean director Pablo Larraín delivers a brooding and provocative drama about disgraced priests.

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By Ashley Clark

Gael García Bernal takes down a dictator with glossy TV advertising in this brilliant Chilean satire.

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Post Mortem

By Laurence Boyce

A unique and weird history lesson created by a director whose star is continually on the rise.

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Tony Manero

By Anton Bitel

Pablo Larraín’s Saturday Night Fever-inspired drama is a damning indictment of the Pinochet dictatorship.


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