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From The Distrib Films Collection
Santiago, Italia

A film by Nanni Moretti

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In the early seventies, the world was watching as Chile democratically elected Socialist leader Salvador Allende. His political ideals and aspirations—among them providing education for all children and distributing land to the nation’s workers—terrified the country’s right-wing, as well as the U.S., who helped orchestrate a military coup that replaced him with dictator Augusto Pinochet. This tragic history has been well documented, but Italian director Nanni Moretti (Caro Diario, Ecce Bombo) adds an angle many viewers may not know about: the efforts of the Italian Embassy to save and relocate citizens targeted by the fascist regime. Told through the testimonies of those who were there, Santiago, Italia is a chilling depiction of living under junta rule and an ultimately inspiring expression of hope amidst dire circumstances.

“The Italian director Nanni Moretti crafts this fiercely earnest documentary with a frank simplicity that feels remarkably original.” —The New Yorker

“With the worldwide rise of the right wing in the 21st century, Santiago, Italia remains a timely reminder of oppression’s human toll and the little resistances and allegiances that keep people alive.” —One Room with a View

Dublin International Film Festival 2020: Documentary Competition
Festival du Cinema Italien de Bastia 2020: Hors-Compétition
BAFICI – Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2019: Noches especiales
David di Donatello 2019: Best Documentary
Festa do Cinema Italiano 2019: Panorama
Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen à Bruxelles 2019: A voir et à revoir
FICX Gijón International Film Festival 2019: Sección Oficial
Filmfest München 2019: Spotlight
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019: The Masters
International Film Festival of Uruguay 2019: Oficial Fuera de Concurso
Italian Film Festival Berlin 2019
Jeonju International Film Festival 2019: Masters
Madrid Italian Film Festival 2019: Documentales
New York Film Festival 2019: Spotlight on Documentary
Semana de Cine Italiano – Buenos Aires 2019
Vancouver International Film Festival 2019: Focus on Italy
Villerupt Italian Film Festival 2019: Panorama
Turin Film Festival 2018: Closing Film

80 minutes / Color
Spanish; Italian / English subtitles
Release: 2019
Copyright: 2018

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Subject areas:
Distrib Films Collection, Chile, Italy, Latin America

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