Robinson Crusoe Island & Madrid
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Patricio Guzmán was 13 years old and living in Valparaiso, Chile when he discovered Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe. In 1999, he made ROBINSON CRUSOE ISLAND (1999, 45 min) on the real Robinson Island off the coast of Chile, which he had long believed fictitious. A meditation on the legend and odyssey of Crusoe as contrasted with the actual island; the film is also a travelogue of Guzman’s adventures there.
In MADRID (2002, 41 min.) Guzmán offers up a whimsical, personal view of one of the world’s truly great cities, capturing the feeling of the city and of life for Madrileños.
- Language In Spanish with English subtitles
- Running Time 86 minutes
- Director Patricio Guzmán
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