Archive for the ‘Chile’ Category

The Maid

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The story of how a maid called Raquel, who has worked for over 20 years in one affluent Chilean household, rediscovers herself. La Nana is an intelligent microcosm of Latin social hierarchy while also focusing on one woman’s journey to free herself from a mental servitude of her own making

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Rue Santa Fe

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

October 5, 1974: In the suburbs of Santiago, pregnant Carmen is badly injured and her partner Miguel, head of the resistance against Pinochet’s dictatorship, is killed in combat. So begins a journey into the memories of the defeated…

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Tony Manero

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

A serial killer is obsessed with the John Travolta’s disco dancing character from “Saturday Night Fever”.

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The Good Life

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

First-time helmer Steve Berra writes and directs the finely felt coming-of-age story The Good Life, a film à clef loosely based on Berra’s experiences growing up in a Nebraskan small town during the ’70s and ’80s. Mark Webber stars as the director’s alter ego, a more or less well-adjusted adolescent who nevertheless cuts against the grain of his football-obsessed friends and neighbors. Zooey Deschanel plays a young woman in the town who befriends Webber and encourages him to celebrate his uniqueness and individuality; Harry Dean Stanton portrays a local cinema owner who gives Webber a job running the theater. The picture co-stars Chris Klein as an abusive ex-high school football star, Bruce McGill as a worshipped football coach, and Bill Paxton (who also co-produced) as an admirer of Judy Garland. Though set in Nebraska, Berra and co. filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The film reunites Paxton and Stanton, who also co-star in the HBO series Big Love.

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