The Cordillera of Dreams

The Cordillera of Dreams ★★★★½

A poetic, personal documentary, The Cordillera of Dreams is a dedication to a country watched by mountains. Chile has fallen and The Cordillera of Dreams is succinct in its critique of the system that runs it. Neoliberalism has always profited off fascism and The Cordillera of Dreams unabashedly assumes that civilisation has collapsed and the fascists have eventually won out. Between the examinations of the most beautiful mountains, the personal memories of a life lived long, and the sweeping aerial cinematography over a land lost, The Cordillera of Dreams makes its case that economic systems are broken and fascism is just violent neoliberalism. Yet whilst the political angle lingers heavily, the film is only occasionally about it explicitly. The rest is wishes and a homecoming.

2019 Ranked