30.09. - 09.10.2021

Beyond my grandfather Allende Chile, Mexico 2015 | 98 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour and B&W | FF 2015

Marcia Tambutti Allende

Marcia Tambutti Allende (*1971) studied biology in Mexico and London and worked in the field of bio-diversity. She lived since 2007 in Chile. Beyond my grandfather Allende is her first film and was awarded the L'Œil d'or Award for best documentary at Cannes.

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On 11th September 1973, Salvador Allende, the first democratically elected socialist president in Latin America, was brought down in a putsch by the Chilean military and murdered the same day. He became a symbol for democracy and human rights. The man himself virtually disappeared behind his iconisation. Marcia Tambutti Allende, his granddaughter, rediscovers Allende. She sets out on an intimate, moving journey into the past, to the time before the coup. But her rummaging through the private and everyday moments of her grandfather's life doesn't find universal approval in the family. Nothing should be allowed to cast a shadow on his sacrosanct public image. And so a struggle for the memory of Salvador Allende begins, revealing a picture of the complex emotional and political situation of his family over the last 40 years.
Original title: Allende mi abuelo Allende
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Marcia Tambutti Allende
Screenplay: Paola Castillo Villagrán, Bruni Burres, Valeria Vargas, Marcia Tambutti Allende
Producer: Paola Castillo Villagrán
Director of Photography: Eduardo Cruz-Coke, David Bravo
Music: Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman
Production Design: Paola Castillo, Soledad Silva
Editor: Titi Viera Gallo, Coti Donoso
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Doc & Film International
Production: Errante Producciones
Contact: Hannah Horner, Doc & Film International:


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