Our Mothers

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Our Mothers (Nuestras madres)

Directed by César Díaz

  • Guatemala, Belgium, France 2019; 77 min
  • Original version: Spanish
  • Genre: Drama
    • SACD Award - La Semaine de la Critique
    • Caméra d'Or - Cannes IFF
    • Belgium's Submission for the 92nd Academy Awards
    • Critics' Jury Award (First Feature Competition) - FIFF Namur


Guatemala, 2018. The whole country is immersed in the trial of the soldiers who sparked the civil war. Victim statements come one after another. Ernesto is a young anthropologist working for the Forensic Foundation; his job is to identify the missing. One day, while hearing the account of an old woman, he thinks he has found a lead that might guide him to his father, a guerrillero who went missing during the war. Against his mother’s wishes, he flings himself body and soul into the case, looking for truth and resilience.






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