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Film Info
La maleta

Film Information

Exhibition Title La maleta
Original Title La maleta
English Title La maleta
Director Raúl Ruiz
Year 1963
Format Digibeta
Colour B&W
Duration 19'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Gastón Duvauchelle, Héctor Duvauchelle, Orieta Escamez, Gonzalo Palta
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Raúl Ruiz
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Enrique Urteaga
  • Edición / Editing: Raúl Ruiz
  • Producción / Producer: Raúl Ruiz
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Departamento de Cine Experimental - Universidad de Chile
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A man walks through the city with a suitcase. Inside of it there’s a man much smaller than him. When the man carrying the suitcase gets tired, he stops, gets into the suitcase, and the other one takes over. Considered to be lost until recently, the original print for this first film of Ruiz’s exceptionally rich filmography (more than 200 titles) was found inside a mislabelled film can in Chile. The new version of La maleta was reedited by the filmmaker in 2010 and is a kind of time travel: it goes back to the past to rethink the future. And the present day as the platform from which Ruiz’s cinema projects all kinds of journeys.

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