Cine Latino: Beyond My Grandfather Allende


The Main 5 Sat, Nov 12, 2016 2:45 PM
The Main 5 Thu, Nov 17, 2016 5:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Original Title:Allende, mi abuelo Allende
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Women in Film
Women Directors
Release Year:2015
Runtime:90 min
Festivals & Awards:Golden Eye, Cannes Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Icarus Films
Director:Marcia Tambutti Allende
Producer:Paola Castillo
Cinematographer:David Bravo
Eduardo Cruz-Coke
Screenwriter:Valeria Vargas
Editor:Coti Donoso
Viera Gallo María Teresa
Composer:Leonardo Heiblum
Jacobo Lieberman
Filmography:Debut Feature


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Using personal interviews and never-before-seen archival footage to stunning effect, Marcia Tambutti Allende’s Beyond My Grandfather Allende goes beyond the typical family historiography into a work of uncommon depth and relevance.

Granddaughter of one of Latin America’s most revered and tragic political figures, former Chilean president Salvador Allende, Tambutti Allende grew up knowing precious little of her beloved “Chicho” as the deep emotional wounds felt not only by his widow Hortensia but their surviving children often made personal information hard to come by. Armed with a keen insight, a natural curiosity and an abiding love of family, Tambutti gently opens the Allende family history to offer a priceless glimpse into the personal life of a legendary politician as a father, grandfather, and family man.

Winner of the inaugural L’Oeil d’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival, first-time director Marcia Tambutti Allende’s touching, heartfelt documentary is more than just a look at the grandfather she hardly knew. This moving, often surprising film is an honest look at the intergenerational nature of mourning, of the importance of personal courage and of the unwavering strength of family bonds.

Título: Allende, mi abuelo Allende

Equipada con un sutil poder de observación y curiosidad natural, la directora Marcia Tambutti Allende abre suavemente las puertas de su propia historia familiar para ofrecernos una mirada sobre la vida personal del legendario político Salvador Allende. Utilizando entrevistas personales y material de archivo nunca antes publicado, Allende mi abuelo Allende es una mirada honesta sobre la naturaleza intergeneracional del duelo, y sobre la fuerza infatigable de los lazos familiares.


"Allende’s film goes beyond family historiography to become a work of uncommon depth and relevance." - The Stranger