Marcelo Alonso, Alfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera / Fiction / Spanish
A subtle, precise examination of Chile buckling under the Pinochet regime.
Chile in the 1970s and a series of calamitous events are kick started when burlesque dancer Nancy Puelmas is fired by her cantankerous boss before becoming trapped in a protest march. Like Larrain’s previous film, Tony Manero and featuring the same lead actor-the highly controlled, rigourously elegant framing gels beautifully with the handheld photography to generate a visual tone at once formally compelling and convincingly realistic.
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