|Name Miguel Littin|
Role Film director
|Spouse Elizabeth Menz|
Education University of Chile
|Born 9 August 1942 (age 73) (1942-08-09) Palmilla, Chile|
Children Miguel Ioann Littin Menz, Cristina Littin, Catalina Littin
Parents Cristina Cucumides, Hernan Littin
Movies Jackal of Nahueltoro, Dawson - Island 10, Letters from Marusia, The Promised Land, Alsino and the Condor
Similar People Nelson Villagra, Pedro Chaskel, Gian Maria Volonte, Patricio Manns, Tamara Acosta
Director Miguel Littin: "Each of my movies corresponds to a moment in Chilean political life"
Miguel Ernesto Littín Cucumides (born 9 August 1942) is a Chilean film director, screenwriter, film producer and novelist. He was born to a Palestinian father, Hernán Littin and a Greek mother, Cristina Cucumides.
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Miguel Littín directed the most popular Chilean film of all time, El Chacal de Nahueltoro (1969) becoming a figure of the New Latin American Cinema.
Littín was exiled in México shortly after Augusto Pinochet came to power in a military coup, which ousted the democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende, on September 11, 1973. His 1973 film The Promised Land was entered into the Cannes Film Festival, New York film festival and the 8th Moscow International Film Festival.
In México he directed several films:
Then he went to Nicaragua to make Alsino and the Condor, based on the novel Alsino by Pedro Prado. In 1981 he was a member of the jury at the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.
After moving to Spain in 1984, Littín decided to enter Chile clandestinely to make a documentary that showed the condition of the country under the Pinochet regime. It was made the subject of Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's book Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littin.
He eventually returned to Chile where he continued to make films, among them Tierra del Fuego, based on the adventures of explorer Julius Popper; and Dawson, Isla 10, about a group of political prisoners sent to Dawson's Island during Pinochet's regime. Littín was the mayor of his home town in the center valley, Palmilla in 1992-94 and re-elected for the period 1996-2000.
His films Actas de Marusia and Alsino and the Condor were nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Film in a Foreign Language. Alsino and the Condor won the Golden Prize at the 13th Moscow International Film Festival.
His 2005 film The Last Moon was entered into the 27th Moscow International Film Festival.