Lapü

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    Lapü

    Directed by

    Colombia

    2019

    75 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary

    In the middle of the Guajira Desert, Doris, a young Wayuu woman, exhumes her cousin’s remains in order to meet her for the last time. Through a sensory journey this ritual leads her to confront death and blend the world of the dreams with the world of the living.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Doris González Jusayú
    Carmen González Jusayú
    Screenplay
    Juan Pablo Polanco
    César Alejandro Jaimes
    María Canela Reyes
    Cinematography
    Angello Faccini
    Sales
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    Production
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    Press

    ... a dreamy quasi-doc that captures the atmosphere of a rite of passage rather than explaining what's going on.

    John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

    Juan Pablo Polanco

    Juan Pablo Polanco

    Colombia

    Juan Pablo Polanco was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He studied fine arts at the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá and filmmaking at ECAM in Madrid. He is the co-founder of the Colombian production company Los Niños Films, with which he made his short film PORTETE and his first feature film, LAPÜ.

    César Alejandro Jaimes

    César Alejandro Jaimes

    Colombia

    César Alejandro Jaimes studied photography and filmmaking in his hometown of Bogotá, Colombia. He is the co-founder of the production company Los Niños Films. Death and dreamlike experiences are his main object of study and inspired him to write his debut feature film, LAPÜ.