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El Gran Movimiento

Directed by
Kiro Russo

Status . Completed

Country . Bolivia, France, Qatar, Switzerland

Original Title . El Gran Movimiento

Year . 2021

Language . Spanish

US Release . Kimstim


Runtime . 85

Genre . Drama

Bolivia, today.

After walking for a week, Elder and his miner companions arrive in La Paz to demand for the reinstatement of their job. Suddenly, Elder starts to feel sick...

With the help of the elderly Mamá Pancha, Elder and his friends find work in the market. But Elder’s condition worsens, he’s choking and struggling for breath…

Mamá Pancha sends him to Max - a witch doctor, hermit and clown - who may be able to bring the young man back to life.

DIRECTOR

Born in La Paz and trained at FUC Buenos Aires, Kiro has directed 3 short films - ENTERPRISSE (2010), JUKU (2012), NUEVA VIDA (2015) - and a feature film, VIEJO CALAVERA (2016).


His debut feature, VIEJO CALAVERA [Dark Skull], was selected in more than 80 festivals and won 23 awards including the Special Mention of the Jury in Locarno in 2016, the Grand Prize in Cartagena FF, the Special Mention in San Sebastián FF, the Jury Prize in Valdivia FF, the Fipresci Prize at the Rio de Janeiro FF, the Grand Prize in Indie Lisboa.


Shot in La Paz in Bolivia in Super 16mm, EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO is Kiro's second feature film.

CAST & CREW

CAST
Julio César Ticona
Max Bautista Uchasara
Francisca Arce de Aro
Israel Hurtado
Gustavo Milán Ticona


PRODUCERS
Socavón (Dark Skull)
Altamar films (The Unknown Saint)


ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Bord Cadre films (Petrov’s Flu, Memoria, Birds of Passage)
Sovereign Films (Monos, Deerskin, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn)
Jamal Zeinal-Zade (Annette, Monos)
Miguel Angel Peñaloza


LANGUAGE
Spanish

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

VENICE ORIZZONTI 2021 (Jury Award)

SAN SEBASTIAN

NEW YORK IFF

IFF ROTTERDAM

GÖTEBORG FF

VILLA MEDICIS FILM FESTIVAL (Jury Award)

FIDOCS (Best International Film)

FIC VALDIVIA

FILM FESTIVAL GENT

SINGAPORE IFF

VIENNALE

HAMBURG IFF

14 FILMS

QCINEMA

BOSPHORUS IFF (Best Director Award)

AUTEUR FILM FESTIVAL BELGRADE (Best Director Award)

FILMFESTIVAL MANNHEIM

VENICE IN NAPLES

MARGENES FESTIVAL DE CINE INDEPENDENTE DE MADRID (Best Film Award)

“It’s a small miracle that such a
stylistic pick and mix should cohere
into something satisfying, but it does.”

“Kiro Russo imposes his brilliant
cinematographic personality... A
striking level of chemistry
betweenprofound documentary
realism and mesmerising fiction.”

“One of the major Latin American
Film of the year... A fascinating,
elusive, majestic and intimate
film.”

Diego Lerrer