THE BLIND CHRIST

North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Christopher Murray

Country: Chile, France
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: EL CRISTO CIEGO

Running Time: 85min
Film Year: 2016
Category: HBO Ibero American Competition

Ever since he was a child Michael (Michael Silva) has known that God speaks directly to him. Traversing across Chile’s Pampa del Tamarugal barefoot, Michael searches for a friend who has been injured in a mining accident. Michael is ready to perform his first miracle.

It is, of course, what happens along the way to this miracle that occupies much of Christopher Murray’s new film and makes it so fascinating. A weave of fiction and documentary—Silva is the sole professional actor in the sprawling cast—The Blind Christ is a spiritual parable, a stirring survey of faith in all its diverse forms.


THE BLIND CHRIST screens with THE HEAD VANISHES.

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credits

Director: Christopher Murray
Producer: Augusto Matte, Thierry Lenouvel
Screenwriter: Christopher Murray
Executive Producer: Bruno Bettati, Pedro Fontaine, Florencia Larrea, Joaquin Echeverria

Music: Alexander Zekke
Cinematographer: Inti Briones
Editor: Andrea Chignoli

Cast: Michael Silva

Christopher Murray

Christopher Murray was born in Santiago de Chile. His directorial credits include the documentary Propaganda (14) and the fiction features Manuel de Ribera (10) and The Blind Christ (16).

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