Cinema Releases - The Cordillera of Dreams

The Cordillera of Dreams
Summer 2022

'In Chile, when the sun rises, it had to climb hills, walls and tops before reaching the last stone of the Cordillera. In my country, the Cordillera is everywhere. But for the Chilean citizens, it is an unknown territory. After going North for Nostalgia for the Light and South for The Pearl Button, I now feel ready to shoot this immense spine to explore its mysteries, powerful revelations of Chile's past and present history.' Patricio Guzman

Patricio Guzman sets out on a journey through the mountains, his narration accompanying elegant aerial shots of the mountain panorama. But his Andes are not just an impassive mountain range: the journey along its peaks also serves as a reconstruction of Chiles history and an attempt at finding lost memory.'

The films second half includes a tribute to cameraman Pablo Salas, who remained in Chile after the Pinochet coup to film protest and oppression. Salas's archive represents the necessity for documentation and memory, usung Guzman's guiding principles every since he made The Battle of Chile some four decades ago.

Winner of the Golden Eye Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival 2019. (ex aequo with For Sama)

2019 - Documentary
Length 85 min
Original language Spanish
Country France, Chile
Original Title: La Cordillera de los suenos

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