The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror
El Tango del Viudo y Su Espejo Deformante
Raúl Ruiz, Valeria SarmientoRubén Sotoconil, Claudia Paz, Luis Alarcón
Chile / 2020 / Spanish / 64 minutes / DCP / Black & White
Half a century on Raúl Ruiz’s (Night Across the Street, 37th) debut feature, made when he was 27 and never finished, is finally rediscovered and reconstructed by his long-time collaborator and widow Valeria Sarmiento. This enchanting, nightmarish fantasy centers on a widower, whose life is turned upside down by his wife’s suicide. In a mystical reflection moving backwards in time, the devil himself appears to unveil the truth of her death.