Cinema in Chile

Ever since backpacking around South America several years ago I have developed a curiosity for Latin American cinema - both as a way of seeing the people and landscape portrayed, and also to know more about the culture. It’s been difficult to source films from the region - but those that have garnered enough international interest to get distribution have general been well worth watching.

Now that I am living in Chile my focus has turned to the homegrown cinema. Sadly, film production virtually ceased completely during the 16 years of Pinochet’s dictatorship (1973-1989), but more recently the industry has shown a lot of promise.

Here’s a list of those I have crossed off so far - I'll add more as they become available.

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  • Violeta Went to Heaven
  • Nostalgia for the Light
  • Post Mortem
  • The Life of Fish
  • Huacho
  • The Maid
  • Tony Manero
  • Salvador Allende
  • Machuca
  • Sex with Love
  • The Debutantes
  • In Bed