Night Across the Street

Night Across the Street

dir. Raul Ruiz, France, 2012, HD, Spanish and French with English subtitles, 110 min.

On the verge of a forced retirement, Don Celso, an elderly office worker begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life – a trip to the movies as a young boy with Beethoven, listening to tall tales from Long John Silver, a brief stay in a haunted hotel, conversations with a fictional doppelganger of a real writer. Stories hide within stories and the thin line between imagination and reality steadily erodes, opening up a marvelous new world of personal remembrance and fantastic melodrama. In this playfully elegiac film, loosely adapted from the fantastical short stories of Chilean writer Herman del Solar, Raul Ruiz has crafted a final masterwork on his favorite subjects: fiction, history and life itself.

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Night Across the Street

Thursday, August 8 · 7:00 PM at International House Philadelphia