Tuesday June 6, 2023 6:30pm - Museo Nazionale del Cinema, 8:30pm - Cinema Massimo

Unparalleled storyteller of his native Chile with its many wounds and contradictions, Pablo Larraín has combined, in his films, personal paths with completely unique cinematic experiences, without ever losing sight of the political dimension of his work: the Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino pays tribute to an auteur with an unmistakable style, among the most acclaimed exponents of Latin American cinematography and on the contemporary international scene.

Director, screenwriter and producer, Pablo Larraín will give a Masterclass on June 6, 2023 at 6:30pm in the Temple Hall of the Mole Antonelliana and, at 8:30pm at Cinema Massimo, he will be introducing a special screening of the film Tony Manero (2008), which won Best Picture and Best Actor for Alfredo Castro’s performance at the 26th Torino Film Festival.

In conversation with Grazia Paganelli and Marco Fallanca, the Chilean filmmaker will retrace the most important milestones in his career, from the uncompromising allegorical-political cinema – with which he has analyzed the horrors of the dictatorship from different angles – to the intriguing narrative potential of an atypical biographical cinema which is able to portray some great female icons of the 20th century in their most controversial existential moment – always with an original perspective.

Before the event – curated by Marco Fallanca – Pablo Larraín will receive the Stella della Mole Award in acknowledgement of his successful attempts to stimulate an historical reflection by using different registers and aesthetics, while eschewing any attempt at textual reconstruction from reality and never adhering to the predictable single point of view.

"It’s an enormous honour to come back to Turin to receive this generous award and to have a conversation with the people and the institution that have given me so much support over the years of my career” declares Pablo Larraín.

“With Pablo Larraín’s Masterclass, the Museo Nazionale del Cinema reconfirms its status as an international institution that offers high-level talks with the great masters of world cinema” - emphasises Enzo Ghigo, president of the Museo Nazionale del Cinema – “We are proud to see that an auteur who won the TFF is having such a prestigious career, which goes to show the meticulous work carried out for many years by our institution in identifying new talents”.

“Dazzling from the onset, Pablo Larraín’s talent has emerged in a disruptive way to then establish itself, reaching an enviable degree of maturity thanks to brilliant works such as Neruda, Jackie and his latest Spencer, with which he has managed to deconstruct and revolutionize the biopic, even going beyond the concept of genre” - says Domenico De Gaetano, director of the Museo Nazionale del Cinema - “With an original and sometimes dreamlike visual style, he did not just crystallize the icons of the 20th century but he exposed the traumas that allowed History to be overturned, while pushing his actors to full-fledged Oscar-nominated performances such as Natalie Portman and Kristen Stewart’s”.



Born in Santiago, Chile in 1976, Pablo Larraín Matte studied communication at the Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación (UNIACC) and in 2003, together with his bother Juan de Dios, founded the audiovisual and advertising production company Fábula. In 2006, he made his directorial debut with the feature film Fuga, with which he obtained important international recognition, later confirmed by the public and critical success of Tony Manero (2008), presented at the Directors’ Fortnight at the 61st Festival de Cannes and awarded for Best Film, Best Actor (Alfredo Castro) and with the FIPRESCI Award at the Torino Film Festival. This first ruthless criticism of the Chilean dictatorship was followed by Post Mortem (2010), presented in competition at the 67th Mostra internazionale d’arte cinematografica di Venezia, and No (2012), winner of the Art Cinema Award at the 65th Festival de Cannes and nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the first time for a Chilean film. In 2015, El Club won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2016, Neruda was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight at the 69th Festival de Cannes and, in the same year, Jackie was in competition at the 73rd Mostra di Venezia, where it was rewarded with the Osella Award for Best Screenplay. His seventh feature film – the first one in English – starring Natalie Portman as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy won a BAFTA and three Critics’ Choice Awards, as well as receiving three Academy Awards, one Golden Globe and one SAG Awards nominations. In 2019, he returned to competition in Venice with Ema as well as two year later with Spencer (2021), which earned Kristen Stewart several nominations for Best Actress (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Award) for her portrayal of Lady Diana. That same year, he directed Lisey’s Story, an Apple miniseries starring Julianne Moore, based on the Stephen King’s novel of the same name. His latest projects are the black comedy El Conde - centered on the figure of Augusto Pinochet, transformed into an elderly vampire – and Maria, about the last days of Maria Callas, which he will soon start shooting with Angelina Jolie in the role of the legendary soprano.


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Pre-sale opening: 31 May 2023 at 10am