Previously at the ICA - Films
8 Feb 2013 – 20 Apr 2013
Distinctively shot on old-fashioned three-strip video to evoke television reportage of the time, this is a thoroughly engrossing drama from Chilean auteur Pablo Larraín (Post Mortem, Tony Manero). It explores the final days of the Pinochet regime through the eyes of two competing television companies canvassing for the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns in the crucial referendum that toppled the dictator. Mexican superstar Bernal delivers a riveting central performance as cynical ad man René caught up in a dangerous world of propaganda and political violence, while a dryly funny script lends a suitably satirical mood to proceedings. A riveting dramatisation of a crucial moment in South American history and the deserving winner of Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2012.
Dir. Pablo Larraín, Chile 2012, Spanish with English subtitles, cert 15