Previously at the ICA - Films

Pablo Larrain, Tony Manero, 2008

Pablo Larraín Focus: Tony Manero

1 Apr 2016

Tragic, blackly humorous and utterly compelling, Tony Manero is a brave, multi-layered thriller that confronts one of the darkest chapters in modern Chilean history.

As Pinochet’s oppressive dictatorship continues to stamp down hard on civil liberties, Raul Peralta escapes from the tedium of everyday life by leading a small group of dancers and obsessing about Tony Manero, John Travolta’s character in Saturday Night Fever. It’s a rocky road to fulfilling his dreams, but he’s prepared to go to any lengths to become a showbiz star and win the TV competition to impersonate his idol.

His sociopathic urge to become Tony Manero drives him to commit a series of crimes while his dancing partnerswho are involved in clandestine activities against Pinochet’s regimecontinue to be persecuted by the government’s secret police.

Tony Manero - Trailer

Tony Manero, dir. Pablo Larraín, Chile 2008, 98 mins

The ICA Cinema is now completely ad-free. Please note the feature will start following a selection of trailers and information relevant to the ICA programme. All films are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

Enjoy great films for even less with ICA Membership. Every Tuesday, Cinema tickets are just £3 for ICA Members (£6 full price). Learn more about becoming an ICA Member from as little as £10.

Sign up to our film newsletter to find out what’s coming up

Go back in time

E.g., 2016-10-26
E.g., 2016-10-26