The Tango of the Widower and its Distorting Mirror


Director: Raúl Ruiz Valeria Sarmiento

Chili / 2020 / 63´

More than 50 years have passed since Raúl Ruiz worked on his first feature in Santiago de Chile. He never finished it. Valeria Sarmiento — director, and Ruiz’s widow — took on the footage to tell the story which centers on Mr. Iriarte, whose life is turned upside down by the death of his wife. She haunts him so frequently that he begins to resemble her. And then we discover that he was never really married and that what is really going on is a schizophrenic game.

Screenplay: Raúl Ruiz, Omar Saavedra Santis, Valeria Sarmiento

Producer: Chamila Rodriguez, Galut Alarcón

Cinematographer: Diego Bonacina 

Art Director: Raúl Ruiz 

Music: Jorge Arriagada

Editing: Галут Аларкон / Galut Alarcón

Cast: Ruben Sotoconil, Sergio Hernández, Claudia Paz, Chamila Rodríguez, Luis Alarcón, Néstor Cantillana  


Russian premiere


Stills from the film