CHILE ’76, Manuela Martelli’s Psychological Noir Thriller, Comes to Miami

Written and Directed by Manuela Martelli
A Hitchcockian Noir Thriller Set During the
Early Years of Pinochet’s Dictatorship
More Cities Opening in June:
Miami, FL- 6/2
“CRITIC’S PICK! A sly genre exercise, an example of how political repression can squeeze a domestic melodrama until it takes the shape of a spy thriller.”
– Teo Bugbee, The New York Times
“Finely controlled and tense with the perpetual promise of violence… [and] a hell of a performance from Küppenheim as the heroine.” – Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
“Shrewdly compelling. Aline Kuppenheim is excellent in a film that leverages its genre into an unnervingly timeless study of authoritarianism.”
– David Ehrlich, Indiewire
“A gripping psychological thriller … one of the finest Latin American productions to open stateside this year” – Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times
Winner – Best First Feature, BFI London Film Festival 2022
Official Selection – Cannes Directors Fortnight 2022
Official Selection – New Directors/New Films 2023
Kino Lorber is pleased to present Chile ’76, a captivating Hitchcockian suspense thriller from writer/director Manuela Martelli.
Chile ’76 is now Playing in NYC and LA. Opening May 26 in San Francisco, San Diego, and Seattle.
Opening in June at more cities nationwide, including San Juan, PR (6/1); Iowa City, IA (6/2); Miami, FL (6/2); Austin, TX (6/8); Portland, ME (6/9); Vancouver, BC (6/9); Chicago, IL (6/9); Santa Fe, NM (6/30); Columbus, OH (6/30).
Set during the early days of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, Chile ’76 builds from quiet character study to gripping suspense thriller as it explores one woman’s precarious flirtation with political engagement. Carmen (Aline Kuppenheim) leads a sheltered upper middle class existence. She heads to her summer house in the off-season to supervise its renovation, while also performing local charitable works through her church. Her husband, children, and grandchildren come back and forth during the winter vacation, bringing reminders of the world beyond. When the family priest asks her to take care of an injured young man he has been sheltering in secret, Carmen is inadvertently drawn into the world of the Chilean political opposition and must face real-world threats she is unprepared to handle, with potentially disastrous consequences for her and her entire family.
2022 | Chile/Argentina/Qatar | Spanish with English subtitles | 95 minutes

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