2015/16 Season » Machuca, Sunday 25th October 2015

Machuca, Sunday 25th October 2015

Machuca, showing Sunday 25th October 2015 at the Cranleigh Film ClubChile 2004. Director/writer Andres Wood.

Certificate 15

This emotive drama views the story through the eyes of a boy from a disadvantaged background who is awarded a place in a prestigious school.

A charismatic left leaning teacher inspires the pupils to aspire to a better life in an egalitarian world.

As this event happens just as Allende is about to be ousted by the right wing Pinochet forces, the outcome is a metaphor for what happened to Chile.

The boy’s friendship with a rich pupil is the engrossing heart of this story.

115 minutes.

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