Documentary, dir. by José Luis López-Linares
Spain, 2010, 57 mins
Spanish, with English subtitles courtesy of Brooklyn Public Library
Roberto Bolaño’s work is among the most influential in Latin American literature, but his life and reality were those of a struggling writer. The film focuses on the years that the Chilean author spent in Spain, and through discussions with his comrades, including fellow writers like Mario Vargas Llosa, it captures Bolaño’s obsessions, his incredible ability to adapt to complicated environments, and finally the making of the Bolaño legend.
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