Director: Pablo Larrain
Starring: Gabriel Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco
Chile-USA-Mexico, 2012, 1 hour 58 minutes subtitles
Winner of Directors’ Fortnight Prize Cannes Film Festival 2012
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2013
Based on a true story, this Chilean version of Mad Men neatly combines political conflict with marketing satire to form a vivid, absorbing account of Chile’s unlikely route from oppression to democracy. When Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet calls for a referendum on his presidency a brash, smooth-talking advertising executive (Bernal) is appointed by the opposition to spearhead the ‘no’ campaign. Liberally peppered with black comedy, this exquisitely made film, driven by Larrain’s pin-sharp direction and Bernal’s rousing performance, is both uproariously funny and massively involving. No unaffectedly celebrates faith in democracy, and, surprisingly, truth in advertising.
Saturday 16 March, Chapter Arts Centre
An evening of Chilean film, music, food (empanadas) & drink (Pisco Sours) organised in partnership with the Victor Jara Festival to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the American backed coup that overthrew the Allende government and plunged the country into a brutal dictatorship.
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