Demetrios Matheou

On screen, on stage, out and about

Demetrios Matheou

Pablo Larrain


Wednesday, February 13th, 2013


WHEN Pablo Larraín’s second feature, Tony Manero, was released in 2008, it was a bolt from the blue, a rare film about Chile’s dictatorship from an industry still shy of the subject, made by a director who was only 12 when the regime ended. Yet here he was, sticking a discomforting probe into the old

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Pablo Larraín

Often it takes a generation or two before a country can address its dark days on films; Hitler didn’t feature in a central role in a German film until Downfall, in 2004.  This timorousness was certainly the...