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Selected Videographic Essays and Criticism by Catherine Grant

LA CUECA CHILENA: Raúl Ruiz's Exilic Seductions

A short video essay about a sequence from DIÁLOGOS DE EXILIADOS / DIALOGUES OF EXILES (France, 1974), a film written and directed in Paris by the late Raúl Ruiz. DIÁLOGOS was the first film to be made by a filmmaker in exile from Chile after Augusto Pinochet's 1973 coup d'état in that country against the legally elected Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende.

The essay was commissioned as part of a series of posthumous tributes to Ruiz by the MUBI Notebook and was published on September 27, 2011: mubi.com/notebook/posts/raul-ruiz-blind-mans-bluff.

This essay was made according to principles of Fair Use (or Fair Dealing), with non-commercial scholarly and critical aims, and was published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License in September 2011.