MUBI Specials. Los Colonos/The Settlers


9th March 2024 | 04:00 PM
Stein Auditorium


Chile, Argentina, UK, Taiwan, France, Denmark, Sweden, Germany

Historical Drama

Spanish, English
97 mins

Felipe Gálvez

Festival And Awards


Cannes Film Festival 2023 -  Winner, FIPRESCI Prize; Toronto International Film Festival 2023; San Sebastián International Film Festival 2023; Indiewire Critics' Poll 2023 - Nominee: Best First Feature


Debut writer-director Felipe Gálvez asserts himself as a revelatory new cinematic voice with The Settlers, a searing and indelible take on the Western. Blending historical specificity with vivid visual style, this Cannes Un Certain Regard FIPRESCI Prize winner creates a singular immersive vision, arresting in both content and form.

At the turn of the 20th century, three horsemen embark on an expedition across the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the behest of a wealthy landowner, tasked with securing his vast state appointed property. Accompanying a reckless British lieutenant and an American mercenary is mestizo marksman Segundo, who comes to realize, amidst rising tensions within the group, their true mission is to murderously “remove” the indigenous population.

Set against stunning mountain landscapes, Chile’s Best International Feature Film entry to the 96th Academy Awards® is a visceral reckoning with national myth and the attendant violence. Painterly yet piercing, this acclaimed frontier epic turns a bold eye to the past, daring to reimagine its depiction in the present and for the future.

  • Cast

     Mark Stanley, Camilo Arancibia,Benjamín Westfall , Alfredo Castro,  Mishell Guaña, Agustín Rittano, Mariano Llinás, Sam Spruell, Adriana Stuven, Luis Machín, Marcelo Alonso

  • Producer

    Giancarlo Nasi, Benjamín Domenech, Santiago Gallelli,Matías Roveda, Emily Morgan, Thierry Lenouvel, Stefano Centini

  • Screenplay

    Felipe Gálvez, Antonia Girardi

  • Cinematography

    Simone D’arcangelo

  • Editing

    Matthieu Taponier

  • Sound

    Tu Duu-Chih, Tu Tse Kang

  • Music

    Harry Allouche