Winner of the Caméra d'Or (Cannes Film Festival, 2019) this beautifully rendered drama weaves a tale taking us from the dark past to a personal search for the truth.
Winner of the Caméra d'Or (Cannes Film Festival, 2019) this beautifully rendered drama weaves a tale taking us from the dark past to a personal search for the truth. Set in 2018 Guatemala, we meet Ernesto, a young forensic anthropologist tasked with identifying missing victims of the country’s 36-year civil war. As witnesses of the genocide of over 200,000 indigenous people, the Mayan women of Guatemala act as a bridge between the past and present through their memories and become essential voices in the fight for justice in a country struggling with how to provide accountability. While documenting the account of an elder Mayan woman searching for the remains of her husband, Ernesto believes he might have found a lead that will guide him to his own father, a guerrillero who went missing during the war.
Winner Caméra d'Or for Best debut feature, Cannes Film Festival 2019
UK Advisory (15)
“An elegant and moving portrayal of the families of victims of the ‘dirty war’ finding closure after being denied it for so many years.”
- Daniel Wilkinson, Director, Environment and Human Rights Division, Human Rights Watch