Christopher Murray | Chile, Germany, Mexico | 2023 | 101'
Fri 24 March H 18:00
With Samy Sidali (director of P.D.O.); Maaria Sayed and Alessandro Alpini (director and producer of I Don't Feel Like Knowing You); Elia Moutamid (director of Maka); Mathieu Volpe (director of An Italian Youth); Hicham Ayouch (director of Abdelinho)
On the remote island of Chiloé at the end of the 19th century, Rosa, an indigenous girl, lives and works with her father on the farm of a German settler. When her father is savagely murdered, the only path to ask for justice is to turn to an organization of sorcerers. Told with the fantastic tones of a black fable, the film is inspired by a historical event, that of the “Recta Provincia” league of sorcerers who fought against European domination on a remote island of Chile.
Valentina Véliz Caileo, Daniel Antivilo, Sebastian Hülk, Daniel Muñoz
The Match Factory
Christopher Murray, Pablo Paredes
Spanish, Mapudungun, German
Christopher Murray was born in Santiago, Chile in 1985. His debut feature film, Manuel de Ribera, was presented at the Festival of Rotterdam in 2010. In 2014, he made the collective documentary Propaganda, which was awarded the Jury’s Prize at Visions du Réel, and in 2016 El Cristo Ciego was presented at the Venice Film Festival. In 2019 he was co-director of the documentary Dios, which won the George Reinhart Youth Jury Prize at Visions du Réel. Sorcery had its world première at Sundance FF 2023.
2023 – Sorcery, ff
2019 – Gods, ff
2016 – The Blind Christ, ff
2014 – Propaganda, ff
2010 – Manuel de Ribera, ff