The Crosses: UK Premiere

When:8 Sep, 1.45pm
Where:Bertha DocHouse
Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick
Tube: Russell Square
0333 321 0104
Cost:£12.50, £10 concessions

Only days after the 1973 military coup against the Allende government, a group of nineteen union members in a paper factory were disappeared without trace. The case remained a mystery for forty years, until a policeman involved in the massacre finally broke the pact of silence. Taking his confession alongside testimony from the victims’ families —all voiced by actors—the filmmakers forensically unravel the events leading to the murders, using stark 16mm photography to depict the landscape like a crime scene. A bold and formally rigorous work, The Crosses bravely unearths a dark moment in Chile’s political history that for years had been buried in silence.

Followed by a Q&A with directors Teresa Arredondo and Carlos Vásquez Méndez, hosted by Laura Allsop, writer and critic.

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