Chilean Film Festival 2023

Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation, in association with the Embassy of Chile in India and the Consulate of Chile in Chennai, is organizing a Chilean Film Festival 2023 titled ’DEMOCRACY is MEMORY and FUTURE’ in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the coup d’état in Chile at  Tagore Film Centre NFDC, 2787+R4F, Music College Road, State Bank of India Colony, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai – 600028.


Date: 25th-26th September 2023

(Non-members of ICAF, please call on 9840151956/8939022618 for more details)


(26 – 09 -23)

At the outset, we regret the inconvenience caused yesterday at Tagore Film Centre due to a technical problem which was beyond our control. However, by God’s grace, we were able to screen the inaugural film ‘MACHUCA’.

We are also thankful for your kind patience of waiting for more than 1.5 hours to see the film.

We are happy to inform you of the following revised schedule for today.

The Look on Fire/La Mirada Incendiada at 4.30 pm

Olympic Village/Villa Olímpica @6 pm

No/No at 7 pm

We regret for the inconvenience caused if any in this regard and we are confident you will appreciate and extend your continued valuable support as hitherto. Kindly check the updated schedule below.




(Chilean Film Festival 2023) 

25th September (Monday)  Machuca/Machuca/2004/Dir.: Andrés Wood/

116 min 

6.00 pm  Tagore Film Centre NFDC, 2787+R4F, Music College Road, State Bank of India Colony, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai – 600028 
26th September (Tuesday)  The Look on Fire/La Mirada Incendiada/2021/Dir.: Tatiana Gaviola/102 min  4.30 pm
Olympic Village/Villa Olímpica/2022/Dir.: Sebastián Kohan Esquenazi/71 min  6.00 pm 
No/No/2012/Dir.: Pablo Larraín/118 min  7.00 pm 



Film: “Machuca”

Director:Andrés Wood

Release: 2004

In 1973, in Santiago, Chile, months before the coup d’état, the principal of a school initiates a trial of integration between students of the upper and lower classes. Two 12-year-olds become friends and discover each other’s worlds as political tensions in the country increase.

Film: “The Burning Gaze”

Director: Tatiana Gaviola

Release: 2021

A political historical film inspired by the real story of Rodrigo Rojas de Negri, a Chilean photographer who returns to the country after having lived in exile. On July 2, 1987, he is arrested and burned alive by the military police during a protest against the dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Film: “Olympic Village”

Director: Sebastián Kohan

Release: 2022

The 1970s. A small Latin American community in Mexico City comprising 30 buildings and 3000 exiles. Pablo recounts his personal journey and that of his community within the Olympic Village, following their escape during the dictatorship. The return of the parents to their respective countries signifies the exile of the children, prompting them to leave everything behind and embark on a journey to start anew.

Film: “NO”

Director: Pablo Larraín

Release: 2012

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is compelled to call a plebiscite regarding his presidency. The nation faces a crucial decision to vote YES or NO, determining whether Pinochet will extend his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders advocating for the NO vote convince a young advertising executive to lead their campaign.


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