Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Politics Through the Eyes of Teens

by Andrés Wood

The beautiful film Machuca tells a story of friendship set against the background of Chile in 1970s when Allende was overthrown. It’s not about the politics, but they form a constant background and work their way into everything. The subtlety of the story is what makes it work along with great art direction and wonderful performances from the young cast. A complicated story that humanizes a time and part of the world that I know little about.

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