Athens International Film Festival
aiff

1976

30/09/22, 22:15, ASTOR
03/10/22, 20:00, ASTOR

In Pinochet’s Chile, Carmen moves to her beach house to oversee its renovation. When the family priest, unbeknownst to her family, convinces her to hide a wounded young rebel soldier, the neglected woman finds a new reason to live. Reminiscent of the best of the 70s with an exemplary script, Manuela Martelli faithfully recreates the era and the agonising climate of paranoia that accompanied it, to create an utterly effective political thriller, in which an indeterminable sense of threat lingers in each shot filmed with surgical precision.


CHILE, ARGENTINA, QATAR / 2022 / COLOR / DCP / 95’ / SPANISH

In Pinochet’s Chile, Carmen moves to her beach house in order to supervise its renovation. When the family priest convinces her to harbor an injured young rebel, without her family knowing, the wealthy yet neglected woman feels unprecedentedly motivated, while she watches her quiet, organized life changing every day. In the best tradition of the ‘70s, Manuela Martelli brings to life the anxiety-ridden, paranoid atmosphere of the era, leading to a very effective, slow-burner political thriller, where a vague sense of threat looms over every precise shot. The film was screened at the Directors Fortnight at Cannes. Th.P.

DIRECTOR: Manuela Martelli
SCREENWRITERS: Manuela Martelli, Alejandra Moffat
DoP: Yarará Rodríguez, A.D.F.
MUSIC: Mariá Portugal
EDITOR: Camila Mercadal
PRINCIPAL CAST: Aline Küppenheim, Nicolás Sepúlveda, Hugo Medina, Alejandro Goic

MANUELA MARTELLI
Chilean actress and director, born in 1983. She studied Acting in Chile. This is her directing debut.

FILMOGRAPHY
2022 1976


        ONLINE TICKETS


        : International Competition

        FALCON LAKE

        FALCON LAKE

        29/09/22, 19:15, DANAOS 1
        01/10/22, 22:00, TRIANON

        ASTRAKAN

        ASTRAKAN

        29/09/22, 22:00, TRIANON
        01/10/22, 19:30, TRIANON

        ENYS MEN

        ENYS MEN

        30/09/22, 19:00, ASTY
        02/10/22, 22:15, ASTY

        HUESERA

        HUESERA

        01/10/22, 22:30, IDEAL
        03/10/22, 22:00, TRIANON

        THE BLUE CAFTAN / LE BLEU DU CAFTAN

        THE BLUE CAFTAN / LE BLEU DU CAFTAN

        02/10/22, 19:30, DANAOS 1
        04/10/22, 21:45, DANAOS 2

        DOS ESTACIONES

        DOS ESTACIONES

        02/10/22, 22:00, TRIANON
        07/10/22, 22:15, DANAOS 2

        THE QUIET GIRL / AN CAILÍN CIÚIN

        THE QUIET GIRL / AN CAILÍN CIÚIN

        03/10/22, 19:30, DANAOS 1
        05/10/22, 19:30, TRIANON

        AFTERSUN

        AFTERSUN

        03/10/22, 22:15, ASTOR
        07/10/22, 22:30, ASTOR

        RETURN TO SEOUL

        RETURN TO SEOUL

        04/10/22, 21:45, ASTOR
        06/10/22, 19:30, ASTOR

        JOYLAND

        JOYLAND

        04/10/22, 22:00, IDEAL
        06/10/22, 21:30, TRIANON

        PAMFIR

        PAMFIR

        05/10/22, 19:30, DANAOS 1
        07/10/22, 19:30, ASTY

        AWARD-WINNING FILM SCREENING

        AWARD-WINNING FILM SCREENING

        09/10/22, 22:00, DANAOS 1