Miguel Littin to Attend 3rd AIPFF
TEHRAN (AIPFF) - According to the public relations office of the 3rd AIPFF, prolific director Miguel Littin from chile will be present in International Ammar Popular Film Festival which will be held on 24-26 August, 2016.
TEHRAN (AIPFF) – According to the public relations office of the 3rd AIPFF, prolific director Miguel Littin from chile will be present in International Ammar Popular Film Festival which will be held on 24-26 August, 2016.
Littin is known internationally as one of the foremost Latin American filmmakers. He has made 17 feature films and feature-length documentaries. Five of Littin’s films have been featured at the Cannes film festival. His most recent film was Allende in His Labyrinth2014 (Allende en su Laberinto) about the last 7 hours of former President of Chile Salvador Allende during the brutal military coup d’etat on Sept. 11, 1973, the day democracy in Chile ended.
Littin was appointed to the post of director of Chile-Films under the democratic socialist government of Salvador Allende. Littin was exiled from Chile after the brutal coup of 11 September 1973, and during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet he was compelled to live in Mexico and Spain. Littin risked his life to return to Chile in the early 1980s, altering his appearance and travelling with false documents so as to make an underground film documenting conditions there – this film was released in 1986 as Chile’s General Act (Acta General de Chile).
This part of Littin’s life was also memorialized in Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel “Clandestine in Chile» (La Aventura de Miguel Littin, Clandestino a Chile). The film garnered several major international awards, including four prizes at the Venice film festival, and galvanized greater international pressure on the Pinochet regime.
Littin has been honored with awards at major international film festivals, and his work has been nominated for Best Foreign Feature in the American Academy Awards.
The 3rd edition of Ammar International Popular Film Festival is being held from August 24th to August 26th, 2016 in Iran. The theme of the first section of the third AIPFF is reviewing coup d’etat movie around the world and also highlighting the role of the global arrogant powers in orchestrating coups in other countries.
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