Title: The Wandering Soap Opera
Directed by: Raoul Ruiz and Valeria Sarmiento
Written by: Pía Rey and Raoul Ruiz
Starring: Luis Alarcón, Patricia Rivadeneira, Roberto Chignoli, Maricarmen Arrigorriaga, Fernando Bordeu, Maria Erica Ramos, Francisco Reyes, Liliana Garcia, Mauricio Pesutic, Carlos Matamala, Roberto Poblete, Francisco Moraga, Consuelo Castillo, and Marcial Edwards
Release Date: 5/17/2019
Running Time: 78 minutes
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Filmed by Chilean master Raúl Ruiz in 1990 but left unfinished until it was completed by his wife and collaborator Valeria Sarmiento in 2017, The Wandering Soap Opera is a dreamily interconnected series of vignettes that spoof on telenovela conventions while reflecting Ruiz’s feelings upon returning to his native Chile after more than 15 years away. In one episode, a man seduces a woman by showing her his muscles, which are actually slabs of raw meat slapped into her hand. Later, the man has a gun pulled on him when he accuses a poet of plagiarism. Meanwhile, through the television screen, five women have lost their husbands after an earthquake and embrace a better future together. All along, back and forth across screens, people are watching.
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