Beyond My Grandfather Allende

Allende mi Abuelo Allende

DIRECTOR(S): Marcia Tambutti Allende   COUNTRY: Chile, Mexico   YEAR: 2015   LANGUAGES: Spanish   SUBTITLES: German   RUNNING TIME: 97 min  


Sunday, 01.10., 8:00 p.m., Cinecittà

SECTION: Cinecittà

35 years after the coup d’état that overthrew her grandfather, Salvador Allende, Marcia wishes to change the family custom of not speaking about him and their tragic history. She believes it is time to recover the family memories snatched away during the coup and to unveil their intimate past buried under Allende´s political transcendence, exile and family pain. She draws a family portrait that addresses the complexities of irreparable losses and the role of memory in three generations of an iconic family. The translucent intimacy brings the viewer so close that we all become grandchildren of Allende.
BEYOND MY GRANDFATHER ALLENDE won the L'Oeil d'Or award for Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival 2015.

Marcia Tambutti Allende is Chilean-Mexican, the granddaughter of Salvador Allende, she was initially forced by the 1973 coup d’état to leave Chile. She studied in Mexico and London and since 2007 she has been back living in Chile, where she collaborates with the Salvador Allende Foundation and the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity. Beyond My Grandfather Allende is her first feature documentary.


SCRIPT: Marcia Tambutti Allende, Paola Castillo, Bruni Burres, Valeria Vargas   PRODUCER: Paola Castillo   CAMERA: David Bravo, Eduardo Cruz Coke   EDITOR: Titi Viera-Gallo, Coti Donoso   MUSIC: Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman   CAST:


PRODUCTION: Errante Producciones   WORLD SALES: Doc & Film International   GERMAN DISTRIBUTOR: Cine Global