I Never Climbed the Provincia (2019)

  • Art of the Real
  • 1h 32m
  • Chile

Master filmmaker Ignacio Agüero continues his series of intimate, Chris Marker–like cine-essays with this chronicle of the neighborhood in Santiago, Chile, where he has lived for more than half a century. Quietly mixing observational street photography with ad hoc interviews with friends and neighbors, the filmmaker locates the forgotten microhistories of the buildings, businesses, and people in this small corner of the world, while also meditating on the shadowy legacy of Chile’s military dictatorship. What emerges is a sense of Agüero’s inclusive and capacious curiosity about people and the world, driven by a regard for cinema as a space as communal as it is personal.

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Ignacio Agüero





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