Phenomenal Women: Beyond My Grandfather Allende Screening

Phenomenal Women returns in person in Edinburgh, Inverness and online with a special programme of acclaimed documentaries directed by women tackling mental health issues and politics through a personal lens and a female gaze.

Beyond My Grandfather Allende by Marcia Tambutti Allende / 2015 / Chile - México / 98 min

Screening: 11 September 2022 at 4PM at Summerhall in Edinburgh

The film is also screening at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness at 3PM on 11 September. Tickets and info about the venue here.   

35 years after the coup d’état that overthrew her grandfather, Salvador Allende, Marcia wishes to change the family custom of not speaking about him and their tragic history. She believes it’s time to recover the family memories snatched away during the coup and to unveil their intimate past buried under Allende´s political transcendence, exile and family pain. She draws a family portrait that addresses the complexities of irreparable losses and the role of memory in three generations of an iconic family. The translucent intimacy brings the viewer so close that we all become grandchildren of Allende.

Spanish with English descriptive subtitles

By booking a ticket, you will be updated on how to join a live online Q&A with the filmmaker.


All screenings will be available to pre-book online on a sliding scale basis £2-£8, with free tickets available during the screening dates at the venue. 

Programme partners: Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, led by the Mental Health Foundation.

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.


11 September 2022, 04.00PM - 06.00PM


Edinburgh EH9 1PL
United Kingdom
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Alexandra Colta ·

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