La Rose d'Atacama

Films projections


Tuesday 8th may 2012



Projection of

A movie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
In french subtitled in spanish.

Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.


At 7:30PM // Free entrance.

Tuesday 24th april 2012

In the context of La Rose d'Atacama "Espacio libre" , dedicated to San Pedro de Atacama inhabitants' initiatives.

"Cinema Social Club"

From 7:30PM.

Cinema Social Club (CSC) is a travelling cinema project for 2012 in countries in South America such as Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. The aim is to provide access to entertainment, education, and ideas through the form of cinema to people, groups, and communities who normally do not have opportunity to access world cinema.

CSC was born out of a passion for world cinema and the desire to share the art form in hopes that it can inspire drives for change and new ideas; provide education or knowledge; or simply provide entertainment to people.

Contact Cinema Social Club.


2 documentary short-films :

> “Los invisibles” (Les invisibles), documentary by Marc Silver & Gael Garcia Bernal (with the support of Amnesty International).
Every year, thousands of migrants face kidnap, rape and murder in Mexico. Driven by grinding poverty and insecurity back home, they travel through Mexico in hope of reaching the USA with its promise of a better life. But all too often their dreams are turned to nightmares.
Told over four parts, The Invisibles exposes the truth behind one of the most dangerous journeys in the world and reveals the untold stories of the people who make the journey north through Mexico.

> “Goles y metas”, documentary by Gabriel Balanovsky & Ginger Gentile (Argentine).
Goals for Girls is a feature length documentary that follows the struggle of 20 girls from the infamous Villa 31 shantytown in Buenos Aires who want to play a sport that is taboo for women in Argentina: soccer. In their efforts to forge a real team, these teenage girls, ages 13 to 17, battle deep-rooted sexism in their own families; confront the boys who dont respect their rights to use the field; challenge the prejudice of a society that sees them only as potential maids, unwed mothers or criminals; and learn responsibility and the value of teamwork.


> At 8:30PM :
"Cuestión de principios" (Question de principes, 2009), fiction by Rodrigo Grande, Argentine, duration : 115 min.


From 7:30PM // Free entrance.


40 persons were at the "Cinema Social Club" projections in San Pedro de Atacama.


Projections realised with the pleasant authorizations of the producers.
With the support of the Sydney Latin American Film Festival.

From february to july 2012

Cycle of cinema
Documentary maker Patricio Guzmán.


Patricio Guzmán was born in 1941 in Santiago, Chile. As an adolescent, inspired by the work of Chris Marker, Frederic Rossif and Louis Malle, he was drawn to documentary.
He studied filmmaking at the Film Institute at the Catholic University of Chile and at the Official School of Film in Madrid, where he earned his degree in Film Direction in 1970. Guzmán returned to Chile in 1971, and directed his first documentary, The First Year, which covered the first 12 months of Salvador Allende's government. The film was released in commercial theaters that very year. Chris Marker, impressed by the film, offered to help get it seen in France. Two years later, Marker again provided invaluable assistance again when he donated the raw stock necessary to commence filming The Battle of Chile, Guzmán’s 4 and ½ hour documentary trilogy about Allende's final year. Filming on this project continued until the very day of the coup d'etat. The day of the coup, Guzmán was imprisoned in Chile's National Stadium, where he remained for 15 days.

Guzmán continues to make documentaries, many focusing on Chilean concerns. In 1987 he made In God's Name (Grand Prize, Florence '87) about the Catholic Church's fight for human rights in Chile. From 1990 to 1992 he worked on The Southern Cross (Grand Prize, Marseille '92) about the theology of liberation and popular religion in Latin America. In 1995, Town in Stasis focused on the historical memory of a Mexican village.

In 1997, Chile, Obstinate Memory looked into collective political amnesia in Chile. 1999 brought Robinson Crusoe Island about the remote Chilean island of the same name. In 2001, The Pinochet Case examined the case brought against General Augusto Pinochet (Grand Prize, Marseille '01). In 2002, he completed Madrid, a look at Spain's capital. Guzmán’s acclaimed, award-winning film Salvador Allende (2006) tells Allende's story, from his youth in Valparaiso and his early presidential campaigns, to his bold nationalist
reforms and his death during the violent rightist coup of September 11, 1973.

Patricio Guzmán currently chairs the International Documentary Film Festival (FIDOCS) in Santiago, Chile, which he founded in 1997.

"A country without documentary movies, is like a family without family album."
Patricio Guzmán



40 persons were at the "Robinson Crusoe Island" projections
100 persons were at the "Salvador Allende" projections
70 persons were at the "The Pinochet Case" projections
60 persons were at the "Chile, the obstinate memory" projections


February :
Projections of Robinson Crusoe island (1999)
> Monday 20th at 9:30PM.
> Wednesday 29th at 9:30PM.

In spanish / All public / duration : 40 min.

Acclaimed filmmaker Patricio Guzman was 13 years old and living in Valparaiso, Chile when he discovered Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe. In 1999, he made ROBINSON CRUSOE ISLAND on the real Robinson Island off the coast of Chile, which he had long believed fictitious.
A meditation on the legend and odyssey of Crusoe as contrasted with the actual island; the film is also a travelogue of Guzman's adventures there.

Projections of Salvador Allende (2004)
> Tuesday 20th at 9:00PM.
> Monday 26th at 9:00PM.

In spanish, subtitled in french / All public / 100 min.

One from the heart, “Salvador Allende” is the Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán’s plaintive look back at the rise and violent fall of the world’s first democratically elected Marxist president. Mr. Guzmán, who went into exile after the Sept. 11, 1973, coup that led to Allende’s death, has returned to the country of his birth with a camera in hand and a storehouse of passionate memories.

Projections of The Pinochet Case (2001)
> Tuesday 10th at 8:30PM.
> Monday 16th at 8:30PM.

This documentary by Patricio Guzmán investigates the legal origins of the case in Spain - where it began two years before Pinochet's arrest. With the film's protagonists, among them the prosecutor Carlos Castressana who filed the charges, and Judge Baltasar Garzón, who upheld them and issued the arrest warrant, "The Pinochet Case" explores how a small group of people in Madrid laid the groundwork for this incredible feat -- catching a dictator 25 years after his rise to power.

Projections of Chile : the obstinate memory (1997)
> Tuesday 15th at 8:00PM.
> Monday 21st at 8:00PM.

After decades of fascist rule in Chile, Patricio Guzman returns to his country to screen his documentary, Battle of Chile, which until the time of the filming was banned by authorities. His audience, a new generation of Chileans who remember little of the revolution and ensuing coup reflect on their experience of watching the film after so many years of suppression.

Projections of The Southern Cross (1992)
> Tuesday 19th at 8:00PM.
> Monday 25th at 8:00PM.

Taking Latin America religions as its connecting theme, the film shows pre-Colombian myths, the arrival of the white man, the later syncretism and liberation theology. The principal subject is "popular religiosity". In Latin America, this religiosity forms a type of sacred territory where millions of indigenous seek refuge. The same thing happens in Brazil, where the African religions make up another impenetrable territory, which also functions as a bastion, a kind of refuge.

Projections of Nostalgia for the Light (2010)

Special projection with guests !

For his new film master director Patricio Guzmán, famed for his political documentaries, travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars.

The Atacama is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of Pre-Columbian mummies; 19th century explorers and miners; and the remains of political prisoners, “disappeared” by the Chilean army after the military coup of September, 1973.

Date in programming...

Free entrances.

Projections realised with the pleasant authorization of Patricio Guzmán.

Tuesday 10th of january 2012

20.000 leagues under the sea
by Richard Fleischer.

Based on the adventure novel by Jules Verne (1869).

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 adventure film starring Kirk Douglas as Ned Land, James Mason as Captain Nemo, Paul Lukas as Professor Pierre Aronnax, and Peter Lorre as Conseil. It was the first science fiction film produced by Walt Disney Productions, as well as the only science-fiction film produced by Walt Disney himself. It was also the first feature length Disney film to be distributed by Buena Vista Distribution.
The film has become the best-known adaptation of the book of the same name by Jules Verne, and cited as an early example of the genre of steampunk.

Starring : Kirk Douglas, James Mason et Paul Lukas.

Duration : 121 min. // All public // In spanish subtitled in french.

Oscar 1955 Best special effects & Best art direction.
Walt Disney Pictures production.

At 8:30PM // Free entrance.

With the support of the Institut Français - Ambassade de France au Chili.

Monday 21st of november 2011

March of the penguins
by Luc Jacquet

A look at the annual journey of Emperor penguins as they march to their traditional breeding ground.

Duration : 80 min. // All public // In spanish.

At 9:30PM // Free entrance.

With the support of the Institut Français - Ambassade de France au Chili.

Thursday 20th & Tuesday 25th of october 2011

Cycle of cinema
Director Costa Gavras


Costa Gavras, (short for Constantinos Gavras or Κωνσταντίνος Γαβράς; born 12 February 1933) is a Greek filmmaker, who lives and works in France, best known for films with overt political themes.

He was born in Loutra Iraias (Λουτρά Ηραίας), Arcadia. His family spent the Second World War in a village in the Peloponnese, and moved to Athens after the war. His father had been a member of the left-wing EAM branch of the Greek Resistance, and was imprisoned after the war as a suspected communist. His father's record made it impossible for him to attend university or emigrate to the United States, so after high school Costa Gavras went to France, where he began his studies of law in 1951.

Costa Gavras is known for merging controversial political issues with the entertainment value of commercial cinema. Law and justice, oppression, legal/illegal violence, and torture are common subjects in his work, especially relevant to his earlier films. Costa Gavras is an expert of the “statement” picture. In most cases, the targets of Gavras's work have been right-of-center movements and regimes, including Greek conservatives in and out of the military in "Z", and authoritarian governments that ruled much of Latin America during the height of the Cold War, as in "State of Siege" and "Missing".
In a broader sense, this emphasis continues with "Amen." given its focus on the conservative leadership of the Catholic Church during the 1940s.

Most of his movies were made in French and several were made in English.


> Thursday 20sth of october at 8:30PM :
"State of siege" (Etat de siège)- 1973
1h55 / In french with spanish subtitles / Not recommended for audiences under the age of 18

Starring : Yves Montand & Jacques Weber.

In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development is kidnapped by a group of urban guerillas. Using his interrogation as a backdrop, the film explores the often brutal consequences of the struggle between Uruguay's government and the leftist Tupamaro guerillas.

Free entrance.


> Tuesday 25th of october at 8:30PM :
"Amen." - 2002
2h10 / In english with spanish subtitles / Not recommended for audiences under the age of 14

Starring : Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe & Michel Duchaussoy.

During the World War II SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to concentration camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana gives him a hand.

Free entrance.


> Tuesday 1st of november at 8:30PM :
"Le couperet" - 2005
120min. / In french with spanish subtitles

Starring : Jose Garcia, Karine Viard y Ulrich Tukur.

A chemist loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later and still jobless, he hits on a solution: to genuinely eliminate his competition.

Free entrance.

With the support of the Institut Français - Ambassade de France au Chili.
Wenesday 21st & tuesday 27th of september 2011

Cycle of cinema
Tribute to Raúl Ruiz


Raúl Ernesto Ruiz Pino (25 July 1941 – 19 August 2011) was a Chilean filmmaker.

Ruiz spent some years at the Catholic University of Santa Fe, Argentina's cinema school. Back in Chile, he directed his first feature film Tres tristes tigres in the late 1960s, winning the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. He was something of an outsider among the politically oriented filmmakers of his generation, such as Miguel Littín and Helvio Soto, his work being far more ironic, surrealistic, and experimental. In 1973, after the coup d'état led by the dictator Augusto Pinochet, he left Chile and settled in France. After several years producing and directing low-budget telefilms, he began working with larger budgets and "name" stars in 1996 with Three Lives and Only One Death. The following year he directed Genealogies of a Crime, starring Catherine Deneuve. John Malkovich starred in Le temps retrouvé, Les Âmes fortes and Klimt.
He left a catalogue of 113 films during his 48-year-long career.


> Wenesday 21st of september at 8:30PM :
"Ce jour-là" (Ese día) - 2003
1h43 / In french with spanish subtitles.

Free entrance.


> Tuesday 27th of september at 8:30PM :
"Une place parmi les vivants" (Un lugar entre los vivos) - 2003
1h43 / In french with spanish subtitles.

Free entrance.

With the support of the Institut Français - Ambassade de France au Chili.
Saturday the 4th of october & Saturday the 16th of july 2011

de Yann Arthus-Bertrand

At 7:30 PM // Free entrance.

The movie Home was directed by the renowned photographer and best-selling author of Earth From Above, Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is composed exclusively of aerial shots of the Earth, and it highlights Man’s effects on our planet.
It takes viewers on a globe-spanning journey showcasing the current state of the planet and some of the most varied and beautiful landscapes on Earth from the Great Barrier Reef to the Lakagigar volcanic system of Iceland, the Dades Valley of Morocco to the frozen lake Baikal of Russia.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand has sold more than 3 million copies of his book of photography Earth From Above. His latest Paris exhibition featured videos of 5,600 people photographed in 78 countries, and it attracted 150,000 visitors in just one month. It took 217 days of shooting in 54 countries, which added up to 488 hours of footage.

With the pleasant authorization of Elzévir Films production.


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