The Movie Teller

The Movie Teller

Paperback Published on: 02/11/2023
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María Margarita, a young woman who lives in a mining town in the heart of the Chilean Atacama desert in the 1960s, has had the gift of telling movies since she was a child.When a film starring Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper or Charlton Heston, or a Mexican feature packed with songs, arrives in the local village cinema, the exact change for a ticket is collected at María's house and she is sent to watch it. When María returns from the cinema, she tells the movie to her father, confined to a wheelchair, and to her four siblings, and soon she is telling the movie to a large and impatient public. Through this tender story, Hernán Rivera Letelier gives us the magical tale of village cinemas in their times of splendor - and of decadence.Translated from Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781780870533
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 107g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 14 mm

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