The Passion of Michelangelo

Chile, September 1983. Popular demonstrations threaten Pinochet’s regime for the first time. In the small, rural village of Peñablanca, a boy named Miguel Angel says he can see and talk to the Virgin Mary. Within a few days, thousands of people gather to witness the ‘apparitions’, and it captures the media’s attention. The Church suspects a fraud and sends a priest to investigate.

Salt (Sal)

Argentinean director Diego Rougier sets his dark Western thriller in Chile’s Atacama Desert, a vast, lawless landscape where drug lords rule. Obsessed with creating an authentic movie script, aspiring Spanish writer Sergio (Fele Martinez) plunks himself down in the middle of this inhospitable territory. His quest for real experience is answered with terrifying confrontations with the local drug lord, Victor (Sergio Hernandez), and his gang of menacing henchmen. Unfortunately for Sergio, he is mistaken for Diego, a heroic gunslinger who disappeared years ago without Victor’s consent. [Synopsis courtesy of Denver Film Society]