A selection 5 of the newest Chilean films and will open in Vancouver on November 30th running until December 6th at Vancity Theatre.

The Cultural Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, the Consulate General of Chile in Vancouver and Iberoamerican Images are proud to present “Cine Chile 2012, A Festival of Contemporary Chilean Cinema in Canada”. Cine Chile 2012 is the continuation of previous efforts (2006 and 2008) made by the different participants in this endeavour to bring to Canada recent releases from one the most prolific film industries in Latin America. Selected films include Andres Wood’s critically acclaimed biopic Violeta went to Heaven (2011) that  traces the evolution of iconic musician, folk singer, poet and artist Violeta Parra from her impoverished childhood to international sensation; Salt (2012), a Chilean Spaghetti Western shot against the backdrop of astounding landscapes  of Atacama desert by Argentinian director Diego Rougier; Sebastian Lelio’s Year of the Tiger (2011) which evokes the horror of the earthquake that rocked Chile in 2010 from the view point of a prison fugitive wandering across a countryside in ruins; Ulysses (2011) a nuanced psychological portrait of a Peruvian immigrant worker  living in Santiago de Chile by director Oscar Godoy; and Sebastian Brahm’s first feature film Roman’s Circuit (2010) which mixes actual and invented ideas on neuroscience to look at the life of a once promising scientist coming to terms with his declining career. Cine Chile will open in Vancouver on November 30th running until December 6th at Vancity Theatre.  

Violeta went to Heaven

by Andres Wood

  • Awards
    Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize 2012
    Audience Award at Toulouse Film Festival 2012
    Grand Jury Discretionary Prize at Miami International Film Festival 2012
    Best Feature Film, Best Female Leading Role, Best art Direction, Best Costume Design at Pedro Sienna Awards, Chile 2011

Salt

by Diego Rougier

  • Awards
    Best Film at World Fest Houston 2012Best Film, Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Photography , Best Costume Design at Los Angeles Movie Awards 2012 (LAMA)​

Year of the Tiger

by Sebastian Lelio

  • Awards
    Independent Jury Award at Locarno Film Festival 2011)​

Ulysses

by Oscar Godoy

  • Awards
    Best Chilean Feature Film at Santiago International Film Festival 2011 (SANFIC)

Roman’s Circuit

by Oscar Godoy

  • Awards
    J​ury Award at Valdivia International Film Festival 2011 (FICV)