Home > Film Festival > 12th PLJFF > Films > Special Programmes > On Freedom, the Disillusioned and the New Struggle > The Battle of Chile (Part I, Part II, Part III) Tremor Tout Va Bien The Watermelon Woman La Rabbia di Pasolini Oratorio for Prague Mr. Freedom Ici et ailleurs Borderhole The Battle of Chile (Part I, Part II, Part III) 1 2 3 1975 (184’) VENEZUELA, FRANCE, CHILE Director: Patricio Guzmán Part I examines the escalation of rightist opposition following the left’s unexpected victory in Congressional elections held in March 1973 in Chile. Part II follows a left divided over strategy, while the right methodically lays the groundwork for the military seizure of power. After the coup de'etat, Part III deals with the creation by ordinary workers and peasants of thousands of local groups of “popular power” to distribute food, occupy, guard and run factories and farms. FESTIVALS Benalmadena FF, Spain – Grand Prize Leipzig FF, Germany – Grand Prize Cordoba FF, Argentina – Grand Prize Original language: Spanish Editor: Pedro Chaskel Cinematographer: Jorge Müller Silva Producers: Chris Marker, Instituto Cubano del Arte y Industria Cinematograficos Contact: Icarus Films E: mail@IcarusFilms.com W: www.IcarusFilms.com A contemporary portrait of Patricio Guzman. Patricio Guzmán (1941, Chile) studied filmmaking at the Film Institute at the Catholic University of Chile and then at the Official School of Film in Madrid. His trilogy „The Battle of Chile“ won six Grand Prizes in Europe and Latin America. The quarterly film magazine Cineaste declared it as “One of the ten best political films in the world.” Later, Guzmán continued to make documentaries, many of them focusing on Chilean concerns. Guzmán has been a professor of documentary film at various schools in Europe and Latin America.