The inaugural year of Cine Chileno in San Francisco features a retrospective screening of renowned Chilean producer/director Silvio Caiozzi, including his best works from 44 years of a career in film and television and the US premiere of "...And Suddenly the Dawn," Chile's submission to the foreign-language category at the 2019 Oscars. This film already won the Grand Prix of the Americas (Best Film) at the prestigious Montreal World Film Festival
Cherished Chilean director Silvio Caiozzi makes a rare appearance at the Castro for this inaugural showcase of the wonders of his country’s cinema and culture, including episodes of “Cheers from Chile” about the local burgeoning wine industry. Headliner for the daylong festival is “And Suddenly the Dawn,” a contender for the foreign film Oscar. The event is a one-woman effort conceived by Paula Tejeda of Chile Lindo.