My Imaginary Country (2022)
Director: Patricio Guzmán Run Time: 83 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Country: Chile, France
About the film:
Official Selection, 2022 Cannes Film Festival, 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.
One day, without warning, a revolution exploded. It was the event that master documentarian Patricio Guzmán had been waiting for all his life: a million and a half people in the streets of Santiago, Chile, demanding justice, education, health care, and a new constitution to replace the strident rules imposed on the country during the Pinochet military dictatorship.
Urgent and inspired, My Imaginary Country features harrowing front-line protest footage and interviews with dynamic activist leaders and powerfully connects Chile’s complex, bloody history to contemporary revolutionary social movements and the election of a new president.
“the rarest of projects: one in which a venerated member of an older generation of political activists communicates a fervent admiration for his younger counterparts and a deep, grateful optimism for the future they are building.”
—Jessica Kiang for Variety
About the filmmaker:
Patricio Guzmán is an internationally renowned documentary film director. Born in Santiago, Chile, he has dedicated his career to passionately and clinically capturing the complex political and social challenges in his home country. His landmark, award-winning documentaries have screened at film festivals around the world, including his 1970s trilogy The Battle of Chile, 2001’s The Pinochet Case, 2004’s Salvador Allende, 2010’s Nostalgia for the Light, 2015’s The Pearl Button, 2019’s The Cordillera of Dreams, and 2022’s My Imaginary Country, an Official Selection of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.See our upcoming films