Scene from the film Arcana
Scene from the film Arcana
Scene from the film Arcana


  • Chile
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Arcana is a film about the last working year of the old prison of Valparaiso, Chile. It is a homage to the jail, to the values and customs of the men who lived in it for 150 years.

German, French and Spanish subtitles are available for download only in DVD format.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Cristobal Vicente
  • Cinematography
    Cristobal Vicente
  • Editing
    Cristobal Vicente, Carlos Klein
  • Music
    Luis Toto Álvarez, Carlos Canales
  • Sound
    Mario Diaz, Carlos Canales
  • Runtime
    81 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Chile
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Visions Du Reel 2006
    • DocLisboa 2006
    • Cinema Du Reel
    • DOK.Fest Munich 2006
    • Golden Apricot FF 2006
    • Filmer A Tout Prix 2006
    • RIDM 2006
    • Planete Doc Review 2007
    • FIDMarseille 2007
  • Awards
    • Filmer A Tot Prix 2006, Belgium
    • Docupolis 2006, Barcelona
    • LASA, Montreal
    • Sao Paulo Latinamerican FF 2006, Brasil
    • Lima FF 2006 Peru
    • Fidocs 2006, Santiago Chile
    • DocLisboa 2006
    • Dokfest 2006, Germany
    • Valparaíso FF 2005, Chile
    • Docusur 2006, Canarias, Spain
    • Habana FF 2006, Cuba is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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