A charming riff on some of the Chilean director’s favorite subjects—time, memory, language, and death—and among his most inventive works. . . . Although the book does not appear to be available in English, the introduction to the Spanish text identifies del Solar—who was born in 1901—as a modernist, describing him as the “critic as narrator”—a fusion also applicable to Ruiz, whose reflexive aesthetics and insatiable appetite for storytelling are both evident here.
February 09, 2018