Night in Front, The | La noche de enfrente – dir. Raoul Ruiz, 2012 – PREMIERE

date: 31/07/2012 time: 18:00 place: PGE Cinema film program: world under canvas film program: the audience poll artistic program: films

CL, FR | 2012 | 107 min
reż|dir Raoul Ruiz prod|pro Christian Aspee scen|wr Hernán del Solar, Raoul Ruiz zdj|ph Inti Briones muz|mus Jorge Arriagada mon|ed Christian Aspee, Raoul Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento ob|cast Christian Vadim, Sergio Hernández, Valentina Vargas, Chamila Rodríguez Pedro Vicuña, Pedro Villagra 


A baroque meditation on death, memory, and passage of time. Inspired by works of a Chilean writer Hernan del Solar, the storyline spans over a few decades from half till the end of the 20th century. There is no chronological order of events. The main character, Don Celso, will soon retire from his bureaucratic job. The story goes back to his childhood in the late 40’s when he would spend time chitchatting with two of his real (or maybe imaginary) friends: one of them is Beethoven and the other a sea pirate. Back in contemporary times, Don Celso takes French lessons and debates translating a certain novel with his Spanish-speaking friend… The last film by Raoul Ruiz, mysterious and based on free associations.

Raoul Ruiz (1941-2011)
A Chilean director. One of the most interesting and innovative filmmakers who started off in the 60’s of the last century. He made over 100 films within 40 years, developing his own unique style throughout. He was particularly valued in France where his visual imagination and perverse, intellectual approach were greatly admired. In 1997 he received a Silver Bear for  Lifetime Contribution to the Art of Cinema.