Dialogues of the Exiled
Chilean exiles play themselves in this series of sequences that, around a minimal plot, imagines with clear-sighted irony the life of the newly-arrived in Paris. The staging, set in narrow spaces with entrances and exits through even narrower hallways, doors and even windows, stirs up claustrophobia. It is about themes of geographical and cultural displacement, bigotry and philistinism of left-wing politics, and of course Chile itself. The film quotes Bertolt Brecht's "Refugee Conversations" in its title, but it was also Ruiz's first work after his forced exodus in 1974 and is considered the first ever exile film of the Pinochet era. (Silvia Hallensleben)
All retrospective films that will be shown at the Filmmuseum after the Viennale - from 1.11. - can of course also be reserved as usual at filmmuseum.at or by calling 01/533 70 54 and purchased at the box office of the Austrian Film Museum. The prices of the Austrian Film Museum apply.
Raúl Ruiz: TRES TRISTES TIGRES (1968), EL REALISMO SOCIALISTA (1973), DIALOGUES OF EXILES (1975), BÉRÉNICE (1983), POINT DE FUITE (1984), MÉMOIRE DES APPARENCES (1986), L’OEIL QUI MENT (1992), FADO MAJEUR ET MINEUR (1994), TROIS VIES ET UNE SEULE MORT (1996), GÉNÉALOGIES D’UN CRIME (1997), COMÉDIE DE L’INNOCENCE (2000), KLIMT (2006), MISTÉRIOS DE LISBOA (2010)
- Françoise Arnoul
- Carla Oristi
- Daniel Gélin
- Sergio Hernández