REY

by Niles Atallah
REY - REY

Informations

Nation: Chile, France

Year: 2017

Length: 91'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Once upon a time, a man travelled to the end of the world. There, at the tip of recently independent South America, he founded his kingdom. It was 1860 and this French adventurer, Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, was perhaps a little crazy. Armed with a constitution penned by himself and a new flag, he fought his way through the rugged wilderness on horseback. After arriving he managed to unite the natives and was chosen to become their ruler. At least, that’s one version of this true story. Or, he was helped by a native traitor. He was a French spy! He succeeded, but was captured. Banished. Died. But returned? 

Director

Niles Atallah

Niles Atallah

Niles Atallah (CA, USA, 1978) is a filmmaker and video artist who lives and works in Santiago, Chile. In 2008, with artists Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León, he codirected Lucía, Luis y el lobo shown in many festivals, gathering awards and one million online views. His first feature film Lucía premiered at the San Sebastián IFF, Zabaltegi New Directors in 2010. It was awarded the FIPRESCI Award at Cinelatino Toulouse and Best Chilean Director at the Valdivia IFF.

Filmography:
Lucía, Luis y el lobo (coregia/codirectors Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León, cm, 2008), Lucía (2010), Rey (2017). 

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Niles Atallah
fotografia/cinematography
Benjamín Echazarreta
montaggio/film editing
Benjamin Mirguet
scenografia/production design
Natalia Geisse
musica/music
Sebastián Jatz Rawicz
suono/sound
Roberto Espinoza
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Rodrigo Lisboa (Orélie-Antoine de Tounens), Claudio Riveros (Juan Bautista Rosales)
produttore/producer
Lucie Kalmar
produzione/production
Mômerade, Diluvio
coproduzione/coproduction
Circe Films, EYE Filmmuseum, unafilm, Kine-Imagenes, Sonamos

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contatti/contacts
Mômerade
Lucie Kalmar
lucie@momerade.fr
www.momerade.fr

Director statement

“What really intrigued me is the enigmatic and utterly mystifying nature of this king and the scarce memory that remains of him today. Buried under layers of myths and legends, there is just enough concrete evidence of this man and his kingdom to prevent them both from slipping into total oblivion. However, there are so many holes in the story that only a fragmented vision can be pieced together at best.” 

Synopsis Learn more

Once upon a time, a man travelled to the end of the world. There, at the tip of recently independent South America, he founded his kingdom. It was 1860 and this French adventurer, Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, was perhaps a little crazy. Armed with a constitution penned by himself and a new flag, he fought his way through the rugged wilderness on horseback. After arriving he managed to unite the natives and was chosen to become their ruler. At least, that’s one version of this true story. Or, he was helped by a native traitor. He was a French spy! He succeeded, but was captured. Banished. Died. But returned? 

Director All about direction

Niles Atallah

Niles Atallah

Niles Atallah (CA, USA, 1978) is a filmmaker and video artist who lives and works in Santiago, Chile. In 2008, with artists Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León, he codirected Lucía, Luis y el lobo shown in many festivals, gathering awards and one million online views. His first feature film Lucía premiered at the San Sebastián IFF, Zabaltegi New Directors in 2010. It was awarded the FIPRESCI Award at Cinelatino Toulouse and Best Chilean Director at the Valdivia IFF.

Filmography:
Lucía, Luis y el lobo (coregia/codirectors Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León, cm, 2008), Lucía (2010), Rey (2017). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Niles Atallah
fotografia/cinematography
Benjamín Echazarreta
montaggio/film editing
Benjamin Mirguet
scenografia/production design
Natalia Geisse
musica/music
Sebastián Jatz Rawicz
suono/sound
Roberto Espinoza
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Rodrigo Lisboa (Orélie-Antoine de Tounens), Claudio Riveros (Juan Bautista Rosales)
produttore/producer
Lucie Kalmar
produzione/production
Mômerade, Diluvio
coproduzione/coproduction
Circe Films, EYE Filmmuseum, unafilm, Kine-Imagenes, Sonamos

**
contatti/contacts
Mômerade
Lucie Kalmar
lucie@momerade.fr
www.momerade.fr

Director statement Read more

“What really intrigued me is the enigmatic and utterly mystifying nature of this king and the scarce memory that remains of him today. Buried under layers of myths and legends, there is just enough concrete evidence of this man and his kingdom to prevent them both from slipping into total oblivion. However, there are so many holes in the story that only a fragmented vision can be pieced together at best.”