THE BLIND CHRIST

EL CRISTO CIEGO

By Christopher MURRAY

CINE-SUD PROMOTION - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

Michael lives in the Chilean desert, since a revelation when he was a child, he believes himself to be a Christ. One day he finds out his childhood friend Roberto is dying far away. Michael feels the call to perform his first miracle, so he decides to leave everything to go save his first believer.

Festivals
& Awards

Venice - Biennale 2016
Competition
San Sebastian 2016
Horizontes Latinos
Tokyo Latin Beat 2016
Best director
Toulouse - Cinelatino 2017
Competition
FICCI Cartagena 2017
FIPRESCI Award
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, Second film
    • Countries
    • CHILE, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Christopher MURRAY
    • Writer(s)
    • Christopher MURRAY
    • Producer(s)
    • Augusto MATTE (Jirafa Films), Thierry LENOUVEL (CINE-SUD PROMOTION)
    • Synopsis
    • Michael (30) is a mechanic who says he had a divine revelation in the desert. But far from believing him, the neighbors treat him as the fool of the village. When he learns his childhood friend had an accident in a distant village, Michael decides to leave everything and make a pilgrimage, barefoot, to heal his friend and perform a miracle. His gait begins to catch attention of the poor people deprived by the abuse of mining exploitation. They see him as a new Christ able to alleviate the harsh reality of the Chilean desert.
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