José Miguel Palacios
JOSE MIGUEL PALACIOS is a Ph.D. candidate in Cinema Studies at New York University. He writes regularly for La Fuga and Artishock, two Spanish-language journals based in Chile.
MAR 2013 | Film
What youre about to see is part of the social context of todays Chile. In NO, René Saavedra says these words every time he shows his commercials to clientsthree times, to be precise. Ill return to those instances later, but for now, allow me to spend a moment with two words of Renés mantrasocial context.
NOV 2012 | Film
Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín returned to the New York Film Festival this year with NO, a retelling of the advertising campaign that was instrumental in the referendum that defeated Pinochet in 1988. With doses of dark humor and witty criticism, as well as a remarkably raw lookimparted by the obsolete U-matic cameras on which the film was shotLarraín finishes his triptych on Chilean recent history with his most complex and elaborate film to date.