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.
1978, director: Marilú Mallet
In this excerpt the filmmaker does not impose her views on the conversation, preferring to let the people tell their own story. There is no narration and the filmmaker has chosen a very intimate setting, a family barbecue, where the participants will be at ease and will be able to express themselves more naturally than if it was a formal interview.
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