Chilean cinema

My Imaginary Country

By Marina Ashioti

A new vital work by Patricio Guzmán sees the documentary veteran turn his gaze towards a new generation of Chilean revolutionaries.

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1976 – first-look review

By Marina Ashioti

This searingly intense character study sees a woman questioning her cosy bourgeois lifestyle in Pinochet’s Chile.


By David Jenkins

Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams are unable to lift this hackneyed tale of forbidden love.



By Ben Nicholson

Pablo Larraín returns to his political roots with a fascinating biopic of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

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Endless Poetry – first look review

By David Jenkins

A poet is born in this autobiographical epic from Chilean maverick, Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Neruda – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The great Pablo Larraín delivers a stirring, soaring portrait of Chile’s most treasured poet.

Alejandro Jodorowsky has a new film at Cannes

By Adam Chapman

The veteran filmmaker’s Kickstarter-funded Endless Poetry will premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight.

Revisiting Time Regained, Raoul Ruiz’s moody masterpiece

By Grace Banks

The Chilean director’s ambitious Marcel Proust adaptation is playing as part of a new retrospective.

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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Nostalgia for the Light

By Carmen Gray

A stunningly original, poetic yet unpretentious film about astronomy and the trauma of military dictatorship.

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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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