Within the cycle “Migrations in cinema (V). Mestizaje, racism and inter-culture”, Casa de América screens, this afternoon at 19:00 hrs., the Chilean-Argentinean film Ulises, directed by Óscar Godoy, which will be presented by Nélida Molina, social intercultural mediator. Free entry, limited seating.
Julio is a Peruvian who has been living in Chile for a few months and is incessantly looking for a new direction for his life. He communicates sporadically with his mother, in order to maintain some ties with his roots and to remain a part of a past that he does not miss. In Chile he lives with a Peruvian family well settled in the country. The protagonist tries to insert himself into the new society, looking for a job, but his illegal status stops him from reaching his objective. He can find work only doing that which no one else wants to, so he starts seeing the word with weariness. Physical degradation does not make him react either. He begins to wander aimlessly and ends up lost in the limbo of not belonging.