Nanni Moretti’s Santiago, Italia to be the closing film of the Torino Film Festival
by Camillo De Marco
- The director is back with a documentary film about the 1973 coup d’état in Chile, which put an end to Salvador Allende’s democratic government; it will hit Italian screens in December
Nanni Moretti has stepped back behind the camera, this time to helm a documentary film. Santiago, Italia [+see also:
film profile] has been confirmed as the closing film of the 36th edition of the Torino Film Festival, which will unspool from 23 November-1 December this year.
Through the words of key figures and archive materials from that time, Santiago, Italia tells the story of the months following the coup d’état of 11 September 1973 in Chile, which put an end to the democratic government of Salvador Allende. The movie focuses particularly on the role played by the Italian embassy in Santiago, which granted refuge to hundreds of opponents of General Augusto Pinochet’s regime, subsequently allowing them to reach Italy.
(Translated from Italian)
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