The Year of the Tiger | TIFF

The Year of the Tiger

El Año del Tigre (Chile)

Directed by:
Sebastián Lelio
Sergio Hernández, Viviana Herrera
TIFF edition:

Manuel is in jail in the south of Chile. During the earthquake of February 27th, 2010, the prison collapses. In the chaos, some inmates, including Manuel, manage to break out. He becomes a fugitive, lost in the middle of the catastrophe. When he returns home, he finds that it has been ravaged by a tsunami that has also taken the lives of his wife and his daughter. As he makes his way through the ravaged landscapes, he begins to delve deeper and deeper into his own inner devastation. This strange new-found freedom will lead him to some unexpected encounters, and bring him face to face with nature’s cruelty, pushing his existence to its limits.

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