The Tango of the Widower And Its Distorting Mirror

Raúl Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Chile, Experimental, 2020, 64′

It was still in Chile that Ruiz started to direct this unconditional love story with ghosts. In 1973, the military coup forced him to exile and he left unfinished what would be his first feature. Years later, film reels appeared of what was shot. Valeria Sarmiento, his widow, with the help of specialists in reading the actors’ lips, was able to reconstruct the dialogue and finish this film about a man to whom the ghost of his deceased wife appears.