Tres tristes tigres (Three Sad Tigers), 1968, Raúl Ruiz

Tres tristes tigres (Three Sad Tigers)

Regie: Raúl Ruiz; Drehbuch: Raúl Ruiz nach der Theateradaption von Alejandro Sieveking des gleichnamigen Romans von Guillermo Cabrera Infante; Kamera: Diego Bonacina; Schnitt: Carlos Piaggio; Musik: Tomás Lefever; Darsteller*innen: Nelson Villagra, Shenda Román, Luis Alarcón, Jaime Vadell, Delfina Guzmán. CL, 1968, DCP (von 35mm), sw, 98 min. Spanisch mit engl. UT
With his first feature-length film, Ruiz clearly positioned himself against the confines of agit cinema and in favor of artistic autonomy at the second, strongly politicized festival of "Nuevo Cine Chileno" in Viña del Mar. From the 1967 debut novel by Cuban author Guillermo Cabrera Infante, he developed his homage to a nocturnal Santiago, full of booze and violence. The poetic exuberance of the original is picked up in the chiaroscuro of Diego Bonacina's prancing wide-angle camera. Today, the film, which was realized with a minimum of resources and won the Golden Leopard in Locarno, also impresses as a lucid commentary on the subject of masculinity. (S.H.)