Film Club

Film club is all about celebrating Chilean film in all its forms. From shorts, to animation, documentary and full length features and classics.

This week: A 20-minute short from Simon Bergman about the bloated Chilean bureaucracy. 


Title: La Cola de Moebius
Director: Simon Bergman
Year: 2009
Country: Chile
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Running time: 20 minutes


La Cola de Moebius (The Moebius Queue) is a movie inspired by arbitrariness of the chilean bureaucracy. The Public administration is a system where nepotism, contacts and influence do a major difference for the user.

This shortfilm is an allegory about the time-space continuum, based on the Möbius Strip. The sequences are inspired by iteration and some of its representatives: Bach, Gödel and Escher.

“I dedicated the movie to my grandmother, who inspired the story, she was very sick and about to die, when we queued together in the bank some years ago, I felt the queue was like a wormhole dragging people into it. I feel for people who are taking the system just as it is. Fighting is way too hard. It becomes an everyday endeavour. I just play my own tricks not to queue ever again.”

Simon Bergman

La Cola de Moebius

MOEBIUS REDUX (AKA: MÖBIUS REDUX) from simon bergman on Vimeo.


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