• synopsis

    True story: in the nineteenth century, a French adventurer established a kingdom in the inhospitable South of Chile, managing to unite the feared Mapuche under him. The response of the Chilean army was devastating. Impressively designed adventure film and powerful textural experiment, including sections of half-decayed celluloid: years ago, director Atallah buried certain footage, to dig it up and use it now, corroded and ambiguous.

  • cast and crew

    cast Rodrigo Liboa


    writer / director Niles Atallah

    set design Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña

    sound Claudio Vargas

    music   Sebastián Jutz


    producers Lucie Kalmar, Niles Atallah,

    Stienette Bosklopper, Titus Kreyenberg


    in coproduction with Momerade, Diluvio, Circe Film


    funded by Film- und Medienstiftun nrw, CNC Cinema du Monde, Hubert Bals Fund, Corfo fund

  • festivals and awards


    IFF Rotterdam in competition 2017, Mar del Platta FF, Cinelatino Toulouse, Ojo Loco Grenoble, Munich Film Fest


    Special Jury Award @ IFF Rotterdam

    Audience Award @ Ojo Loco Grenoble

    Prix découverte de la critique de française @ Cinelatino Toulouse



    Atelier du Cannes, Torino Film Lab, CPH:Forum