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?

Bolivia, Uruguay, France 2022
  • Czech
87 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia.

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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Director: Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Screenplay: Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Cinematography: Barbara Alvarez
Sound: Alejandro Grillo
Editing: Fernando Epstein
Production Design: Valeria Wilde
Producer: Marcos Loayza, Federico Moreira
Co-production: Jean-Baptiste Bailly-Maitre
Cast: Santos Choque, Luisa Quispe, José Calcina

Sundance Film Festival

2022 – Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema - Dramatic)

  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia.