Gonzalo de Pedro Amatria

Neruda (Pablo Larraín, Chile/Argentina/France/Spain) — Special Presentations

By Gonzalo de Pedro Amatria / September 7, 2016

By Gonzalo de Pedro Amatria It is not easy to face a national (and even international) myth and emerge unscathed. Pablo Larraín, who has spent years confronting the ghosts of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship in his homeland of Chile, speaks in one of his two new films this year about one of the quintessential Chilean poets:…

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I Had Nowhere to Go (Douglas Gordon, Germany) — Wavelengths

By Gonzalo de Pedro Amatria / September 4, 2016

By Gonzalo de Pedro Amatria Perhaps the only possible reading of any memoir is a blind reading—one made in the dark without the light of images, letting oneself be lulled by the voice, real or imagined, of its author or protagonist. Memory—the source of inventions, lies, errors and misunderstandings—is a fascinating and dangerous space, too…

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