Night Across the Street

Apr 26 - May 02, 2013

(Raúl Ruiz, Chile, 2012, 35mm, 110 min)

This playful yet melancholy drama from one of the world's most distinctive film voices (the late, inestimable Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz) is a beautifully imaginative memoir. An office worker heading into retirement begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life. Stories hide within stories, and the thin line between imagination and reality steadily erodes, opening up a marvelous new world of personal remembrance and fantastic melodrama. With a memory burnished by a golden haze, Ruiz casts a longing look back to his childhood, while anticipating his own imminent death, and leaves us with a beautiful swan song from one of cinema’s finest poets. 

"The tone is by turns whimsical and absurd, comic and morbid, slow and silly. Scenes suddenly shift in visual and metaphysical perspective. You can see the influence of Borges and Buñuel" —Brian Miller, Seattle Weekly

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