Utama

An ongoing drought forces an elderly Quechuan Indian couple to face a complicated dilemma: do they stay in an inhospitable landscape or leave for the city?

Utama
Bolivia, Uruguay, France 2022
  • Czech
87 min.
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In his Sundance-winning debut, director Alejandro Loayza Grisi applies his experience as a cinematographer to distill the film’s setting – the arid, sparsely settled Andean plateau – into captivating images. He also shows himself as a skilled storyteller, capable of imbuing a spare drama from a forgotten corner of the world with a universal sense of humanity, seamlessly incorporating mythological elements and, without preaching, presenting a statement on the creeping impact of climate change.

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Credits
Directed by: Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Screenplay: Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Camera: Barbara Alvarez
Editing: Fernando Epstein
Design: Valeria Wilde
Production: Marcos Loayza, Federico Moreira
Coproduction: Jean-Baptiste Bailly-Maitre
Actors: Santos Choque, Luisa Quispe, José Calcina
Awards

Sundance Film Festival

2022 – Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema - Dramatic)

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