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46 Ratings

The Cordillera of Dreams

La cordillère des songes

Directed by Patricio Guzmán
France, Chile, 2019


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.

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The Cordillera of Dreams Directed by Patricio Guzmán
Quieter and more inwardly focused than their predecessors, Guzmán’s latter-day films show that the rage of his previous works are coalesced into a calm, resolute probing for personal and historical truth.
February 18, 2020
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Those cracks were formed, for the nation and for Guzmán, on that seismic day in 1973 [Pinochet’s coup against Allende], and one of the most moving aspects of The Cordillera of Dreams is the film-maker’s candour about the effect on his own life: “I’ve never spoken of the loneliness that’s stayed with me since (that day).”
February 13, 2020
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A beautiful film about nightmares that have yet to end.
February 11, 2020
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