Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Screening | CLS | Chile '76: A Film by Manuela Martelli

CLS International Film Series | CLS '76

Thursday, November 16, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Metcalf Auditorium, 190 Thayer St.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Please join the Center for Language Studies on Thursday, November 16th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Metcalf Auditorium (190 Thayer St) for the screening of their third film, Chile ’76 (Martelli 2022), as part of the CLS International Film Series.

Film Synopsis: Chile ’76 is set during the early days of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, Chile ‘76 builds from quiet character study to gripping suspense thriller as it explores one woman’s precarious flirtation with political engagement. Carmen (Aline Kuppenheim) leads a sheltered upper middle class existence. She heads to her summer house in the off-season to supervise its renovation, while also performing local charitable works through her church. Her husband, children, and grandchildren come back and forth during the winter vacation, bringing reminders of the world beyond. When the family priest asks her to take care of an injured young man he has been sheltering in secret, Carmen is inadvertently drawn into the world of the Chilean political opposition and must face real-world threats she is unprepared to handle, with potentially disastrous consequences for her and her entire family. 

Director: Manuela Martelli
Run Time: 1hr 36min

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