The Cordillera of Dreams

Documentary 84 min

Play Still from the documentary film The Cordillera of Dreams

Available Friday, April 17 via Virtual Screening Room

Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán’s The Cordillera of Dreams completes his trilogy (with Nostalgia for the Light and The Pearl Button) investigating the relationship between historical memory, political trauma, and geography in his native country of Chile. It centers on the imposing landscape of the Andes that run the length of the country’s Eastern border. At once protective and isolating, magisterial and indifferent, the Cordillera serves as an enigmatic focal point around which Guzmán contemplates the enduring legacy of the 1973 military coup d’état.

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“A mournfully intelligent, poetic documentary that once more seeks to link the vastness, grandeur and indifference of nature with the human horrors that Chileans have lived through.” — Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
“A beautiful film about nightmares that have yet to end.” — Glenn Kenny, New York Times
“Taken as a completed project, Guzmán’s late-career trinity is a stunning achievement in the cinema of the hidden pattern and the startling, unexpected connection.” — Jessica Klang, Variety
directed by
Patricio Guzmán
written by
Patricio Guzmán
Jorge Baradit, Vicente Gajardo, Francisco Gazitúa, Pablo Salas
Chile, France