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Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Utama

Edition 2022
87' - 2022 - Drama - Dialogue: Spanish, Quechua
Director: Alejandro Loayza Grisi Composer: Cergio Prudencio With: José Calcina, Luisa Quispe, Santos Choque
An elderly couple's struggle ruthless nature on a plateau in South America is given a grandiose cinematic translation. A dazzling debut.
In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living the same daily routine for years. When an uncommonly long drought threatens their entire way of life, Virginio and Sisa face the dilemma of resisting or being defeated by the passage of time. Everything is precipitated by the arrival of their grandson Clever, who comes to visit with news. In Alejandro Loayza Grisi’s astonishing feature debut, the three of them will face, each in their own way, the environment, the necessity for change, and the meaning of life itself.
“Photographer Alejandro Loayza Grisi makes a stunning transition to cinema in this portrait of an Indigenous couple threatened by drought on the Altiplano. They refuse to relocate to the nearby city of La Paz, even as mountain glaciers melt, rains become less reliable and their herd of llamas slowly succumb to dehydration.” - Variety

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Credits

Director

Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Composer

Cergio Prudencio

With

José Calcina, Luisa Quispe, Santos Choque

Scenario

Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Director of Photography

Barbara Alvarez

Editor

Fernando Epstein

Producer

Santiago Layza Grisi, Federico Moreira

Co-Producer

Jean-Baptiste Bailly-Maitre

Production studios

Alma Films, La Mayor Cine

More information

Dialogue

Spanish, Quechua

Countries of production

Bolivia, Uruguay, France

Year

2022

Filmography

Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Utama (2022)

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