El Gran Movimiento
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    El Gran Movimiento

    Directed by

    Bolivia, France, Switzerland, Qatar

    2021

    85 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

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    After a seven-day walk with his companions, young Elder arrives in the big city seeking to be reinstated in his work at the mine. The city is overwhelming, and Elder begins to feel sick. But quickly the drinks make him forget his pain and, together with his friends, he decides to stay and take a chance. Thanks to the old woman Mama Pancha, they get a job in the market. But Elder starts to get worse, choking and struggling for breath. His friends chip in to help him, but the doctor says there is no cure. Mama Pancha, very worried about the dying Elder, connects him to Max—a witch doctor, hermit, and clown—who will try to bring the young man back to life.

    Awards

    • Special Orizzonti Jury Prize - Venice IFF
    • Special Prize of the Jury - Villa Medici

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Julio Cezar Ticona
    Israel Hurtado
    Francisa Arce de Aro
    Screenplay
    Kiro Russo
    Cinematography
    Pablo Paniagua
    Editing
    Kiro Russo
    Pablo Paniagua
    Felipe Gálvez
    Music
    Miguel Llanque
    Midnight Driver
    Anton Vlasov
    Sales
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    Production
    ALTAMAR FILMS
    Production
    SOCAVON CINE

    Press

    Filtering big ideas and social criticism through a dreamy if unflinching homage to the sights, sounds and people of La Paz, Kiro Russo’s El Gran Movimiento makes an unsettling, intriguing follow-up to his 2016 debut.

    Screen Daily

    Kiro Russo

    Kiro Russo

    Bolivia

    For a long time I was conflicted with the fact of making films that not everyone understood... And so I started looking to make more classical things. But my experience has shown me that what is needed is to make truly authentic Bolivian cinema.

    Born in La Paz, Kiro Russo is a director and producer. Trained at FUC Buenos Aires, he directed and produced three short films which got significant exposure on the festivals circuit. In 2016, Kiro completed his first feature, DARK SKULL (2016), selected at 80 festivals and winning 23 awards, including at Locarno FF. Developed with the support of writing residencies (Tabakalera, Moulin d’Andé), film markets and labs (LoboLab, Ciné Latino, BRLab, Fabrique des Cinémas, Artist with bright future, Qumra), his second feature, EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO (2021), was shot in La Paz and premiered at the Venice IFF, where it won an Special Orizzonti Jury Prize.

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