Utama
  • European premiere
  • Ingmar Bergman Competition
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Utama

  • Alejandro Loayza Grisi
  • 87 min
  • Bolivia, Uruguay, France
  • 2022
  • Fiction
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An endlessly beautiful and deeply moving chamber piece from the Andean high plateau in western Bolivia, where both water and time seems to be running out.

The Festival’s finest couple, the octogenarians Sisa and Virginio, strive forward with the same routines as always on their little plot of land far from civilization. The llamas are lead to graze and water is fetched, but now the unceasing drought dries up the wells. When their grandson Clever shows up, they suspect that he has come to convince them to do like many others from the Quechua people before them: leave their home and move to the city. Alejandro Loayza Grisi’s directorial debut leaves a deeply humane impression and presents an inward drama of epic proportions – not least thanks to Bárbara Álvarez’s (The Second Mother, The Fever) wonderful cinematography. A film that is just as beautiful as devastating in the trail of climate change.

- Johan Blomqvist

Language
Spanish, language.quechua
Subtitles
English
Original title
Utama
  • Miljö
  • Drama
  • Åldrande
  • Landsbygd
  • Uppbrott

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Director
Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Screenplay
Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Cinematographer
Barbara Alvarez
Editor
Fernando Epstein
Cast
José Calcina , Luisa Quispe , Santos Choque
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