The Invented Biography


Directed by: Nicolas Lasnibat
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Year: 2018
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Duration: 95min

Roberto Bolaño was a Chilean novelist and poet. In 2008 he was posthumously awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for his novel 2666, which was described by board member Marcela Valdes as a “work so rich and dazzling that it will surely draw readers and scholars for ages“. Known also for  Los detectives salvajes. 

This film follows Arturo Belano, alter ego of the writer Roberto Bolaño, shared with his creator a great part of his biography.  The director searches for him in places where his stories and novels occur, meeting with real and imaginary characters, in a territory where reality and fiction have a diffuse frontier. A new form of literary biopic, where the writer and his character turn into one and only person.

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