Friday, December 02, 2022
Friday, December 2 | 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 3 | 1:00 pm | 3:00 pm | 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 4 | 4:00 pm | 6:00 pm
Director Alejandro Loavza Grisi, Drama, Not Rated, Bolivia / Uruguay, Spanish / Quechua, 2022, 87 min
Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) at the
2022 Sundance Film Festival.
Bolivian Entry to Academy Awards
In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living a tranquil life for years. While he takes their small herd of llamas out to graze, she keeps house and walks for miles with the other local women to fetch precious water. When an uncommonly long drought threatens everything they know, Virginio and Sisa must decide whether to stay and maintain their traditional way of life or admit defeat and move in with family members in the city. Their dilemma is precipitated by the arrival of their grandson Clever, who comes to visit with news. The three of them must face, each in their own way, the effects of a changing environment, the importance of tradition, and the meaning of life itself.