The Cordillera of Dreams

Wednesday, February 12 - Thursday, March 5, 2020

An exploration of identity, history and landscape by acclaimed Chilean director Patricio Guzmán. In his latest philosophical act of cinematic self-reflection, the Andean Cordillera mountain range becomes an ark where the most important poetic laws are stored, containing the ruins of the director’s childhood memories and the acts of police brutality and civil resistance that happened under Pinochet’s dictatorship. Spectacular aerial images bring us into the Cordillera and the troubled history it continues to witness.

Cannes Film Festival: Oeil D’Or for Best Documentary and Satori Critics Prize
Best Documentary Nominee, César Awards
Official selection: DOC NYC, Toronto International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival

“Deeply personal. In this poetic documentary, Patricio Guzmán mediates on the past and future of his home country via the mountains that close it off from the rest of the world.” – Sight & Sound

“Whatever the future holds for his native land, Guzmán’s trilogy will have its place in their history.” – POV Magazine

“A stunning achievement in the cinema of the hidden pattern and the startling, unexpected connection.” – Variety

Special screening of Patricio Guzmán’s Chile Trilogy on Mon Feb 17, with screenings of Nostalgia for the Light (2010) at 10:35am, The Pearl Button (2015) at 12:20pm and The Cordillera of Dreams (2019) at 1:55pm. Tickets are available individually, or a discounted ticket package for all three films is available for $24 general admission / $18 for IFC Center Members.

  • Country France/Chile
  • Language In Spanish with English subtitles.
  • Running Time 85 minutes
  • Distributor Icarus Films
  • Director Patricio Guzmán
  • Writer Patricio Guzmán
  • Editor Emmanuelle Joly
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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