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Beyond My Grandfather Allende

Marcia Tambutti Allende
Screening time  
26.02. / Friday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 3  
His granddaughter, rediscovers Salvador Allende, Chile's first democratically elected socialist president.

On 11th September 1973, Salvador Allende, the first democratically elected socialist president in Latin America, was brought down in a coup by the Chilean military and murdered the same day. He became a symbol for democracy and human rights. The man himself virtually disappeared behind his iconisation. Marcia Tambutti Allende, his granddaughter, rediscovers Allende. She sets out on an intimate, moving journey into the past, to the time before the coup. But her rummaging through the private and everyday moments of her grandfather's life doesn't find universal approval in the family. Nothing should be allowed to cast a shadow on his sacrosanct public image. And so a struggle for the memory of Salvador Allende begins, revealing a picture of the complex emotional and political situation of his family over the last 40 years. 


Marcia Tambutti Allende

Marcia Tambutti Allende is Chilean-Mexican, the granddaughter of Salvador Allende, she was initially forced by the 1973 coup d’état to leave Chile. She studied in Mexico and London and since 2007 she has been back living in Chile, where she collaborates with the Salvador Allende Foundation and the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity. Beyond My Grandfather Allende is her first feature documentary. 

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Allende mi abuelo Allende

Chile, Mexico
2015, 98'

Directed by:
Marcia Tambutti Allende

Screenplay by:
Paola Castillo Villagrán, Bruni Burres, Valeria Vargas, Marcia Tambutti Allende

Eduardo Cruz-Coke, David Bravo

Edited by:
Coti Donoso, Teresa Viera-Gallo

Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman

Paola Castillo Villagrán

Produced by:
Errante Producciones

Festivals & Awards:

Cannes Film Festival 2015 – Golden Eye – Best Documentary Award, San Sebastian Film Festival 2015, RIDM – Montreal International Documentary Festival 2015, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015, Human Rights Watch Film Festival London 2015, Busan Film Festival 2015