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Allende mi abuelo Allende

Fortnight 2015, Feature film, 1h37


Marcia wishes to change the family costume of not speaking about their tragic past. 35 years after the coup d’État that overthrew her grandfather, Salvador Allende, the first democratically elected socialist president, she believes that it’s time to recover the family memories and images of their daily life, snatched away during the coup. An intimate past unknown to her, buried under Allende’s political transcendence, exile and family pain. Using a warm yet sharp view, Marcia tries to decipher silence sustained during decades. An honest family portrait without grandiloquence that addresses the complexities of irreparable losses and the role of memory in three generations of a wounded family.


Marcia Tambutti Allende

Chilean-Mexican, Studied biology at UNAM, made a M.Sc. at Imperial College and the Natural History Museum, London; has worked in biodiversity and communication of science issues. She lives in Chile since 2007, collaborates with the Salvador Allende Foundation (co-producer and curator of the app for Ipad Allende, voices 40 years after the coup d’État), the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity and making her first feature doc, Beyond my Grandfather Allende.

Paola Castillo, Bruni Burres, Valeria Vargas, Marcia Tambutti A.

David Bravo, Eduardo Cruz Coke, Daniel Dávila

Roberto Espinoza, Cristián Larrea, Juan Pablo Manríquez

Titi Viera Gallo, Coti Donoso

Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman

Production :
Avenida Suecia 2454
7511169 Santiago – Chili
+56 2 209 2628

Coproduction :
Martfilms (Mexique)
Fragua Cine (Mexique)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Doc and Film International
T: +33 1 42 77 56 87 / +33 6 77 91 37 97

Bodega Films
+33 1 42 24 06 49

Presse nationale et internationale / National and international press
Chloé Lorenzi – Makna press
+33 6 08 16 60 26

Title in Original Version : Beyond my Grandfather Allende

Press release

“Un récit haletant” /// Mediapart

“Un drôle d’objet impressionnant” /// Télérama

“Cannes aplaude íntimo documental sobre el ex Presidente” /// La Tercera

“El lado más íntimo del ex presidente chileno” /// Rfi

“Un devoir de mémoire” /// Toute la culture

“Un portrait de famille bouleversant” /// Grand Ecart

“Travail délicat qui explore l’intimité d’une famille avec une grande pudeur” /// L’Oeil d’Or, prix du documentaire