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The Settlers (2023)

Opens on January 26

Director: Felipe Gálvez Run Time: 101 min. Release Year: 2023

Starring: Alfredo Castro, Benjamín Westfall, Camilo Arancibia, Mark Stanley, Mishell Guaña

Country: Chile, Argentina, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Germany, Sweden, France, Denmark
Language: Spanish, English

About the film:

FIPRESCI Prize winner, 2023 Cannes Film Festival
Chile’s entry for Best International Feature at the 96th Academy Awards

Chile, beginning of the 20th century. A wealthy landowner hires three horsemen to mark out the perimeter of his extensive property and open a route to the Atlantic Ocean across vast Patagonia. The expedition, composed of a young Chilean half-blood, an American mercenary, and led by a reckless British lieutenant, soon turns into a “civilizing” raid.

“visually ravishing… A heady, opaque western, slow to stir but vicious as a rattlesnake when it does.”

— Jessica Kiang, Variety

About the filmmaker:

Felipe Gálvez is a Chilean filmmaker who graduated from the Universidad del Cine, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has directed several short films including Be Quiet Please (2009), and I’m Always Looking From Here (2011). The Settlers (2023), Gálvez’s first feature length project as a director, premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival and became the first Chilean production to win the FIPRESCI Prize.

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