EN - During the Pinochet dictatorship, Jorge Lübbert became an instrument for the Chilean secret services, who forced him to work for them in an extremely violent way. He was able to escape from Chile and became a war photographer based in Belgium. Today, his son Andrés takes him back to the places of his unfinished past.

NL - Tijdens het Pinochet-regime valt Jorge in handen van de Chileense geheime diensten, die hem dwingen voor hen te werken op een bijzonder gewelddadige manier. Hij weet te ontkomen en wordt oorlogscameraman vanuit België. Vandaag maakt zijn zoon Andrés een psychologisch portret van zijn vader, op zoek gaan naar zijn Chileens onvoltooid verleden.

FR - Pendant le régime de Pinochet, Jorge est interpelé par les services secrets chiliens qui usent de violence pour le forcer à travailler pour eux. Il parvient à s'échapper et devient caméraman de guerre. Aujourd'hui, son fils réalise de lui un portrait psychologique, cherchant à reconstruire son passé chilien décomposé.

ES - Durante la dictadura de Pinochet, Jorge se convirtió en un instrumento de los servicios  secretos chilenos, quienes lo forzaron a trabajar para ellos de una forma extremadamente violenta. Finalmente logra escapar de Chile a Europa, en donde se convierte en un camarógrafo de guerra. Hoy su hijo Andrés hace un  retrato sicológico de su padre, y juntos indagan en las profundidades del pasado inconcluso de Jorge.

Info

Title The Color of the Chameleon
Original title El color del camaleón
Original language Spanish, German, Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs
Genre Creative documentary
Year 2017
World première / first public presentation 2017-03-07

Credits

Cast Jorge Lübbert
Photography David Bravo
Editing Guillermo Badilla Coto
Sound Juan Pablo Manriquez, Cesar Fernandez Boraz, Maarten Leemans, Dieter De Mulder
Music Alejandro Rivas Cottle

Technical specs

Running time film 87'
Release format DCP
Other available formats Blu-ray, dvd
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour and black-white
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners Blume Producciones (CL), VRT-Canvas (BE), RTBF (BE)
Tax shelter partners Mollywood (BE)

Festivals

2017: Guadalajara international Film Festival (MX); Sofia International Film Festival (BG); Docville (BE); Millenium (BE); DOK.Fest München (DE); Festival Encuentros del Otro Cine (EC); Lima Film Festival (PE); Santiago International film Festival (CL); FIDBA Buenos Aires Documentary Festival (AR); Golden Tree Documentary Festival Frankfurt (DE); Mostra International Film Festival Sao Paulo (BR)

Awards

2017: Special Mention for Best Documentary, International Competition - DOK.Fest München (DE); Best Chilean Director - Santiago International Film Festival (CL); Public Award for Best Film - Santiago International Film Festival (CL); Best Documentary - Human Rights Film Festival Panama (PN); Special Mention for Best Film - Napoli Human Rights Film Festival (IT); Best Contemporary Film - Latin American Film Festival Trieste (IT) - Best International Documentary - Icaro Film Festival (GT) Best Chilean Documentary 2017 - Chilean Arts Critics (CL)

Sales

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Last edited by Cinebelgicano on 24 January 2018

Short info

Director Andrés Lübbert
Producers Eric Goossens, Frederik Nicolai
Writers Andrés Lübbert
Contact

Off World
Frederik Nicolai
Deschampheleerstraat 24-26
1081 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 2 412 40 40
F +32 2 412 40 49
frederik@offworld.be
eric.goossens@offworld.be
www.offworld.be

Sales

3BoxMedia
Valentín Romero
Siebengebirgsallee. 36
50939 Cologne
Germany
T +49 221 16924890
valentin@3boxmedia.com
www.3boxmedia.com/

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