Sprachen(OF): englisch, flämisch, französisch, latvian, polnisch, russisch, spanisch
Regie: 𝗜𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗼 𝗝𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗰 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮́𝗻
4. Visionär Film FestivalBerlin Premiere
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘹𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘗𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘵'𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘮𝘦
Enigma is Ignacio Juricic Merillán's political statement, a family drama that denounces Chile’s failure to protect its citizens.
Nancy receives an offer to participate in an episode of a tv show about unsolved mysteries. The episode will tell the story of her daughter Sandra, a young lesbian brutally murdered decades ago. As she decides whether or not to be a part of the show, she confronts her family and their versions of the events that occurred, learning more about the person her daughter was.
This all-female fresco, with a narrative power of the great Latin American literary tradition (Gabriel Garcia Marquez), is freely inspired by the brutal homophobic murder of the Chilean painter and sculptress Monica Briones, that occurred on July 9 in 1984.
Initially dismissed as an accident and for a long time without culprit until, several years later, a TV show called Enigma itself took care of it. Since 2015 Chile celebrates el Dìa de la Visibilidad Lesbica on July 9.
The denunciation of a homophobic crime is the subtext never directly revealed and yet so present, vivid, in that invitation to the TV show and in all the past that returns.
Ignacio Juricic Merillán is adept at sketching atmospheres. His camera creeps into everyday family life, trying every day to transform into normality a tragedy that has marked them forever. Sandra is always among them, in every gesture, word, smell. That aura of the police station in which the television program is invested is the explicit admission of the inability of a system of government, of the institutions to leak the truth and give justice. The price to pay for this strange custody is a high one: all the extreme intimacy of Sandra's life, of her homosexuality, of the pain of a family must be delivered to the eyes of a community.
𝑇𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑒𝑡𝑠: 8€ | OV w/ Eng subs. | The venue is barrier-free.