Cinema and Representation
Other Views, Other Experiences
By Albert Ohayon and Marc St-Pierre, NFB Collection Analysts
Born in Chile and living in Canada since 1973, Marilú Mallet has made documentaries, fiction films and docudramas. Among her best-known works are Journal inachevé, awardwinner at Biarritz, Chère Amérique, awardwinner at Cannes, and La cueca sola, which won many prestigious prizes in Canada and abroad.
Some Kind of Arrangement
1997, director: Ali Kazimi
In this excerpt the filmmaker uses home movie footage of the participants and has the young woman narrate the story of her parents’ arranged marriage. The parents and the young woman are interviewed in their home and they appear very comfortable talking to the filmmaker, a member of their ethnic group. The filmmaker, who remains offscreen, offers a nuanced view of arranged marriage rather than condemning it outright.
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