The Cordillera of Dreams

The Cordillera of Dreams is a 2019 French-Chilean documentary film directed by Patricio Guzmán. It is considered the third installment in a trilogy of films by Guzmán about his native country, Chile, alongside Nostalgia for the Light and The Pearl Button.

Director: Patricio Guzmán


Chilean master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán turns his camera on Chile’s mountainous backbone to explore the continuing impact of the 1973 coup.

Casa Salvador Allende, in partnership with Back Lane Studios, marks the 49th anniversary of the brutal U.S.-backed military coup on Sept. 11, 1973, with a screening of Patricio Guzmán’s documentary The Cordillera of Dreams. This film, which won the Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival, is the third in Guzmán’s trilogy, in which he uses geography as a way to explore his country’s political trauma and historical memory. Through imagery, interviews and visual poetry, Guzmán probes the lasting legacy of the Pinochet dictatorship, which crushed the democratically elected left-wing government of Salvador Allende and ruled until 1990.


$12 in advance on Eventbrite (plus fee); $15 at the door.