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Jaime Grijalba

SANFIC 12 Review: Paul Schrader’s ‘Dog Eat Dog’

“I think that Schrader is just reaching out, trying to stretch his directorial arms, trying to show everything that he’s got.”

SANFIC 12 Review: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ‘Poesía sin fin’

“Maybe it’s his own nostalgia or the naturalistic approach, but I haven’t felt someone film my city with that much love in a long time.”

Chilean Cinema 2015: We Are What We Are by Jaime Grijalba

Chilean writer Jaime Grijalba ranks the 2015 theatrical releases of his country.

Conspiracy Theories: Eli Roth’s ‘Knock Knock’ and Chilewood

Jaime Grijalba, a Chilean writer, comments on the exploitation of his country’s cinematic landscape.

SANFIC 11: Kill (f)or Love: Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s ‘The Assassin’

Jaime Grijalba on Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine

SANFIC 11: Tired Immigrants and Tired Violence – Jacques Audiard’s ‘Dheepan’

Jaime Grijalba on Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine

The Early Novels of Patrick Modiano: ‘Villa Triste’ (Sad Villa)

The Fifth Installment of Jaime Grijalba’s Series on Patrick Modiano

‘Lacombe, Lucien’ and the Early Novels of Patrick Modiano: ‘Les Boulevards de ceinture (Ring Roads)’

“In every novel (and in the movie), there’s a moment in which the deep feeling of love wakes up the protagonist from the slumber of servile conditioning. They have turned into little monsters, but in the end they will find their freedom, even if it kills them or makes them insane.”

‘Lacombe, Lucien’ and the Early Novels of Patrick Modiano: ‘La Ronde de Nuit (The Night Watch)’

Part 3 of Jaime Grijalba’s Series on Patrick Modiano

‘Lacombe, Lucien’ and the Early Novels of Patrick Modiano: ‘La Place de l’étoile (The Place of the Star)’

“Out of the author’s first three novels, this might be the one that stays far from the themes of Lacombe, Lucien, and surely is the one that feels more juvenile, as La Place de l’étoile was published when Modiano was 23 years old.”

The Occupation Quadrilogy: ‘Lacombe, Lucien’ and the Early Novels of Patrick Modiano

An Introduction to Jaime Grijalba’s Series on Patrick Modiano