Documentary about the famous Chilean photographer on HBO Max
The film tells the story and career of the famous professional photographer Sergio Larraín (1931-2012).
This Chilean presented himself to the world as one of the most important visual artists in Chile and even in Latin America. Throughout his career, he has participated in exhibitions at the MoMA in New York, the Center Pompidou in Paris and the Tate Modern in London.
In the 1950s, he was also hired by the Magnum agency in Paris, founded by the famous French photographer Cartier Bresson and considered one of the most renowned in the world, also based in London, New York and Tokyo. Larraín was, in fact, one of the few Latin Americans to be part of this studio.
After gaining international recognition and being the source of iconic photographs, Sergio Larraín decided to retire from the art world and settled in a remote village of Tulahuén (Chile), where he settled down. devoted to the study of Eastern culture, the practice of self-contemplation and yoga. .
“What his artist friends blame him for a lot is that he was an unfinished artist. He cut his professional career short at the right time. And strictly speaking, it’s true, he took energy out of that. photographic work, which did not necessarily have to be commissioned work,” Andean filmmaker Sebastián Moreno, who directs the documentary “El Instante Eterno,” said in an interview.
With the 90-minute production, Moreno attempts to follow in the artist’s footsteps, revisiting key moments from his biography, his most iconic works, and revealing still-undiscovered aspects of a revered artist in the world of art. art through interviews with people who were close to Larraín.
“El Instante Eterno” is the result of a three-year investigation that led the renowned filmmaker to record in different cities such as Paris, New York and Tulahuén.
This film by Sebastián Moreno premiered at the Viña del Mar International Film Festival and the Chilean Film Festival (FECICH) as well as in commercial theaters in Chile.
Currently, the documentary is available for all of Latin America and the United States on the HBO Max streaming platform.
It is not, however, Moreno’s first film on the evolution of photography in Chile. In 2006, he made his first feature film “La Cité des Photographes”, which depicts the work of photographers in Chile under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.