Stealing Rodin


The day after the opening of Rodin’s first exhibition in Chile, the guards of the National Museum of Fine Arts noticed that a sculpture had been stolen. Who stole it and why? The curiosity to see the empty platform where the missing masterpiece should have been, made this the most visited exhibition in the history of Chile. An absurd and fascinating detective tale that allows us to be ironic about the contradictions of contemporary art.

A decade later, artists, lawyers, theorists, and the protagonist of the robbery relive this artistic and criminal episode. A story in which tension and humour are masterfully combined to reveal who was behind the robbery and their reasons for doing so.


Filmmaker specialized in editing. He has directed, written, and edited several fiction and documentary short films. Since 2008 he has worked as a screenwriter and editor for various film and TV projects. He currently combines his independent audiovisual work with film lecturing. “Robar a Rodin” is his debut feature documentary.




  • Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse, France, 2018
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece, 2018
  • Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara, Mexico, 2018
  • Festival Internacional de Viña del Mar (sept. 2017). Best Latinamerican Documentary
  • Festival de Cine DocsBarcelona Valparaíso. Distribution Award from DocsBarcelona Jury.
Stealing Rodin | Edition 2018, Official Section - Latitude

Stealing Rodin

Cristóbal Valenzuela

Chile, France (2017)



Language: Spanish, French


Q&A with the director at the the two sessions.