El Realismo socialista (Socialist Realism), 1973/2023, Raúl Ruiz

El Realismo socialista (Socialist Realism)

Regie: Raúl Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento; Drehbuch: Raúl Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento nach Ciau Masino von Cesare Pavese; Kamera: Jorge Müller; Schnitt: Galut Alarcón; Musik: Jorge Arriagada; Darsteller*innen: Jaime Vadell, Javier Maldonado, Juan Carlos Moraga. CL, 1973/2023, DCP (von 16mm), sw, 78 min. Spanisch mit engl. UT

As a "political sop opera," Ruiz described the unfinished El Realismo socialista, which was supposed to be about the friendship between a party official and a working-class never-do-well. Planned as a satirical commentary on the self-image and debate culture of the Unidad Popular, the film was certainly intended as an agitational contribution to the discussion of "How does the revolution enter into the subject?" Then, however, at the stage of more than four hours of film-in-the-rough, the project became a victim of the times in form of the military coup. Valeria Sarmiento has now taken on the material recovered in 2016: a (re-)discovery! (A.S.)
The film was restored by POETASTROS.
Free admission for supporting members on October 20