UK Premiere/ El Cristo ciego

Directed by Christopher Murray

Michael believes he is Christ, everyone else thinks he’s a fool: only a miracle can repair their faith. Receiving news of an old friend in desperate need, he embarks on a barefoot pilgrimage through the Atacama Desert, an area blighted by an exploitative mining industry and in dire need of faith in something. Chilean director Murray said of his docufiction piece: “Holding no current religious beliefs myself, I made this film because I am convinced that in pondering faith, we can uncover the social conflicts that have historically plagued us as a country and society: those deserts that have marked our humanity.”

With thanks to the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, at the University of Manchester.



85 minutes

Translated title:
The Blind Christ


Full English

Country of origin:
Chile and France

Year of production:

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time