A Man, When He Is a Man
El Hombre, Cuando Es El Hombre
Chile | 1982 | 66 minutes | Color | DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 99221
"An amazing work that successfully reveals the genuinely funny elements of male posturing and its potentially serious consequences. It will be appreciated by general audiences as well as teachers interested in stimulating discussion on sex roles." -Malcolm Arth, Margaret Mead Film Festival
"Sent audiences howling at Sarmiento's wicked deconstruction of the all-too-familiar macho mystique."
"Offers the most outrageous psycho-sexual material with sardonic cool...pointedly absurd and unexpectedly poignant."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Berlin Film Festival
- Rotterdam Film Festival
Chilean writer, director and editor Valeria Sarmiento has been based in Paris since 1974. She studied philosophy and filmmaking at the University of Chile. Her documentaries tend to address Latin American gender politics and she is probably best known as the regular editor and collaborator of her husband, Raoul Ruiz. She is often cited alongside Angelina Vásquez and Marilú Mallet as a key woman filmmaker of Chilean exile and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1988. A retrospective of her work as a director was held at Stanford University in May 2008. (10/09)