Golden Lion-awarded Lorenzo Vigas highlights the big issues of world politics with small means – as much quiet drama as razor-sharp suspense-thriller.
Teenage Hatzin takes the bus far out into the Mexican countryside to pick up the remains of his father who was dug up out of a mass grave. Once he arrives he meets up with a man who works recruiting laborers for the local factory. The man is strikingly similar to his father, which confuses and fascinates Hatzin. Is the man his father? Hatzin is soon nestled in his affairs – which becomes a descent into a wanton and violent world of ruthless exploitation of cheap labor. Lorenzo Vigas won the Golden Lion in 2015 for From Afar (GFF 2016) and was also awarded in Venice for The Box.
- Andreas Degerhammar