La Telenovela errante (The Wandering Soap Opera), 1990/2017, Raúl Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento

La Telenovela errante (The Wandering Soap Opera)

Regie: Raúl Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento; Drehbuch: Raúl Ruiz; Kamera: Leo Kocking, Héctor Ríos, Rodrigo Avilés; Schnitt: Valeria Sarmiento, Galut Alarcón; Musik: Jorge Arriagada; Darsteller*innen: Luis Alarcón, Patricia Rivadeneira, Mauricio Pesutic, Francisco Reyes. CL, 1990/2017, DCP (von 16mm), Farbe und sw, 78 min. Spanisch mit engl. UT
In 1990, Ruiz returns to his homeland for a visit after the end of the Pinochet regime. A first (richly bitter) stock-taking of this travel experience is presented in the episodes of this pastiche, created during a workshop, which takes up the telenovela cosmos in a multi-perspective, biting, playful and highly enjoyable way. The work, which Ruiz did not complete in his lifetime, was brought into a final version five years after his death by a team led by his widow, editor and director Valeria Sarmiento. It's witty and fun, even if a non-Chilean audience is likely to miss many allusions, unfortunately. (S.H.)
The film was restored by POETASTROS.
With Valeria Sarmiento in attendance on October 24