Paris-based international sales agent Pyramide has unveiled the poster and first images for The Cordillera of Dreams / La cordillera de los sueños, the newest film by the Chilean documentarian master Patricio Guzmán, which is the third and last part of a trilogy also composed of Nostalgia for the Light (2010) and The Pearl Button (2015). The film will have its world premiere as a non-competitive title in the official selection of the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in a few days.
“In Chile, when the sun rises, it had to climb hills, walls and tops before reaching the last stone of the Cordillera. In my country, the Cordillera is everywhere. But for the Chilean citizens, it is an unknown territory. After going North for Nostalgia for the Light and the South for The Pearl Button , I now feel ready to shoot this huge spine to explore its mysteries, powerful revelations of Chile's past and present history” says the Chilean filmmaker in the promotional materials.
Born in Santiago de Chile in 1941, Guzmán studied at the Official School of Film Art in Madrid. His films have been screened in many festivals and have gained international recognition. From 1972 to 1979, he directed The Battle of Chile, a five-hour-long epic trilogy on Salvador Allende’s government and its downfall. This film laid the foundation for his work as a director. The North American periodical Cineaste described it as “one of the ten best political films in the world”. After Pinochet’s coup, Guzmán was arrested and spent two weeks in the National Stadium, where he was subjected to mock executions several times.
In 1973 he left Chile and moved to Cuba, then to Spain and France, although he remains deeply attached to his country and its history. He chairs the Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (FIDOCS), which he founded in 1997.
Check out the poster of the film, as well as some stills from the film: