Wikén Film Festival at Vitacura

Wikén Film Festival at Vitacura

  • Bicentenary Park, Av. Bicentenario 3236, Vitacura.
  • January 6-15 – 7pm

Ten exclusive previews of the international film scene land on an unmissable program full of drama, comedy and romance.

Every afternoon, and from 19:00, the restaurant will open its doors offering a varied gastronomic offer to be enjoyed in pleasant specially designed spaces.

For its part, the screening of films will begin at 9.45 pm, on a 22 x 10 meter screen, accompanied by top-level audio.


The 2023 billboard will open on Friday 6 with the comedy “growled a neighborn” (A man named Otto), directed by Marc Foster and starring Tom Hanks, which is also an adaptation of the Swedish film “A man called Ove” (2015), winner of 16 international awards and two Oscar nominations. The hilarious film tells the story of Otto (Hanks), a headstrong and moody widower, whose neighbors, a cheerful young Latino family, turn his world upside down.

If we are dealing with real facts, Saturday 7 will be of all interest with the American production”To Discover“(She said), directed by María Schrader (“Unorthodox”). The account details the story of Meghan Thowey and Jodi Kantor, two New York Times reporters whose investigations helped expose sex offender and former Hollywood producer Harvey Weistein. Starring Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan and Patricia Clarkson, it won seven international awards and 23 nominations, and its premiere in Vitacura will take place three days before the Golden Globes ceremony, where Mulligan competes in the “Best Supporting Actress” category.

To enchant the whole family, Sunday 8, the new Norwegian feature film “Three wishes for Cinderella“(Three wishes for Cinderella), filmed in the snowy forests of Lithuania to reinvent the life of the world-famous princess, this time without pumpkin carriages or fairy godmothers.

On Monday 9 Vitacura will present the Korean film “The decision to leave“(Decision to leave), by director Park Chan-Wook: a thriller, suspense and romance that follows the life of detective Hae-Joon and which already has 23 awards and 72 other nominations around the world.

Unmissable will be, Tuesday 10, the American film “Till: Justice for my son”, directed by Chinonye Chukwu (“Clemency”), which revisits that country’s historic racial violence in Mamie Till-Mobley’s story based on true events: an Afro-descendant mother struggling to clarify the death of her son, who was murdered in 1955 in a racist attack in Mississippi.

To laugh, the English film will arrive, Wednesday 11 “A pastry shop in Notting Hill”, directed by Eliza Schroeader (“The Gigolo”) and starring Shelley Conn (“Bridgerton”). The story tells the life of Clarissa, a 19-year-old girl who decides to fulfill her mother’s dream: to open a pastry shop in the charming London district of Notting Hill.

English cinema will continue the following day, Thursday 12, with the drama “light empire“(empire of light), by the director of “American Beauty”, Sam Mendes, who for the occasion works with the award-winning actress of “The Crown”, Olivia Colman. A total of 22 nominations are the ones that bring together this inspiring narrative, set in a wonderful old cinema from the 80s, and which explores various themes such as racism, affection and mental health.

Friday 13 will be screened “Minamata”, which brings back the famous actor Johnny Depp, to delve into the skin of Eugene Smith: a photographer who decides to document the effects of mercury poisoning in the Japanese town of Minamata.

For the night of Saturday 14 the public “will want to dance with someone” after the expected biopic on Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance with Someone”, which covers the lights and shadows of the famous singer behind magnetic songs such as “I will always love you” and “I have nothing”. The project, directed by Kasi Lemmons, was written by the same screenwriter of the Freddy Mercury biographical drama “Bohemian Rhapsody” and has a nomination for the “Black Reel” awards.

The festival will close on Sunday 15th with the film with the highest number of nominations for the next Golden Globes, including ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Actor’, ‘Best Supporting Actor’ and ‘Best Supporting Actress’ “. We are talking about “The spirits of the island”, by director Martin McDonagh (“Three announcements for a crime”).

Starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon, the film is a masterful tragicomedy, set on a remote island off the coast of Ireland, about the sudden and hilarious breakup of two lifelong friends.

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