5 Jan 2018 – 11 Jan 2018 £3.00 to £11.00
In 1860, French lawyer and adventurer Orélie-Antoine de Tounens dreams of becoming the King of Patagonia. He finds a discreet spot in southern Chile and founds his kingdom with the assistance of the local Mapuche natives.
A visionary psychedelic film from artist Niles Atallah, Rey probes Chilean history, memory and colonialism through its stylised blend of deliberately decayed footage, stop-motion, masks, puppets and other kaleidoscopic imagery.
Based on accounts of a true story, and drawing on location and archival footage of Patagonia, Rey is a winner of Special Jury Award for Artistic Achievement at the 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Rey, dir. Niles Atallah, Chile/France/Holland/Germany/Qatar 2017, 90 minutes
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