My Imaginary Country15

Directed by Patricio Guzmán | Chile | 2022 | 1h 23m | Spanish w/ English subtitles

In October 2019, social protests erupted in Chile following years of inequality and corruption. Over a million people took to the streets only to be faced with brutal repression from the military. Nevertheless, the demonstrations led to a new government that embraced a move towards reform and introduced seismic constitutional change. Veteran documentarian Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia For The Light) reflects on Chile’s past, present, and future in this emotional and optimistic account of change happening before our eyes.

Reviews

‘All the ingredients here are invaluable, and the film’s vision comes alive with a real sense of hope about the soul of Chile and its thirst for change that’s palpable, not imaginary.’
★★★★
Marina Ashioti, Little White Lies

‘You can feel how awed Guzmán is by these young people – chiefly, in fact, young women – and the vast populist force they summoned up’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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