The Movie-teller

Hernán Rivera Letelier

NOVEL. ALFAGUARA, 2009. 118 PAGES.

This is the story of María Margarita, a girl with the strange gift of telling movies. When a film starring Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, or Charlton Heston, or a Mexican feature packed with songs, arrives to the village, exact change for a ticket is collected at María’s house and she is sent to watch it. When María returns from the cinema, she tells the movie to her father, confined to a wheelchair, and to her four siblings. Then, already famous, to an impatient public. Through this tender story, Hernán Rivera Letelier tells the magical tale of village cinemas in their times of splendor and decadence.

The Movie-teller is being adapted to a major motion picture, produced by Selenium Films (Paris) and directed by Walter Salles, director of The motorcycle diaries.

The Movie-Teller: book of the month (in Germany).

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