Monday Night Cinema
Chile, 1976. Pinochet’s military dictatorship has been in control for a few years. Carmen (Aline Küppenheim) is an upper-middle class woman overseeing the renovation of her family’s beach house. When the family priest asks her to look after a badly wounded young man named Elias (Nicolás Sepúlveda), she accepts. She quickly figures out Elias has been the victim of political violence. As the weeks pass, Carmen’s worldview starts to change - and she begins to suspect the authorities are watching her.
Chilean actress Manuela Martelli makes her directorial debut with this expertly-crafted character study. Martelli searingly explores a period of political and social turmoil, while also building a palpable sense of unease and paranoia.
Best Debut Feature, London Film Festival 2022