Patricio Guzmán

After the coup d’etat that brought down Salvador Allende, Patricio Guzmán was held in solitary confinement in Santiago’s National Stadium and threatened with execution. He abandoned Chile in November 1973. He has since lived in Cuba, Spain and France, where he lives now. Six of his works have been premiered at Cannes film festival, amongst which stand out “The Battle of Chile”, “The Pinochet Case”, “Salvador Allende” and “Nostalgia For the Light”. The latter was awarded the Grand Prix by the European Film Academy in 2010. He is the founder of the Documentary Film Festival of Santiago. Recent retrospectives: British Film Institute, Harvard Film Archive. In 2013 he was invited to be part of the Hollywood Academy. His trilogy “The Battle of Chile” is considered one of the best documentary films ever made.