Chilean writer Jaime Grijalba ranks the 2015 theatrical releases of his country.
Jaime Grijalba, a Chilean writer, comments on the exploitation of his country’s cinematic landscape.
Jaime Grijalba on Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine
‘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.”
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.”