Archeology of Memory

Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi is a beautifully crafted film about music and the power of art to heal, and about the Chilean exile community. The film follows exiled musician Quique Cruz from the San Francisco area to Chile as he unlocks painful memories to create a multimedia installation and musical suite to heal his wounds inflicted by state-sponsored torture at Villa Grimaldi during the Pinochet regime. To help tell the story, poets, painters, writers, playwrights, musicians have collectively created a narrative in which they explore the contradictions of pain and beauty and how to convert darkness into light. The film culminates with the performance of the tremendously moving musical suite. Audience Choice; Vancouver International Film Festival

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