A film by Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Bolivia, Uruguay, France, 2022
Indigenous, Aging, Family, Rural Life
87 min, Color
Spanish, Quechua; English subtitles
In the Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living the same daily life for years. During an uncommonly long drought, Virginio and his wife Sisa face a dilemma: resist or be defeated by the environment and time itself.
Alejandro Loayza Grisi is a Bolivian filmmaker. His debut film, Utama, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. He began his artistic career in still photography, appearing in exhibitions and numerous publications. He moved to motion film as a director of photography. Attracted by storytelling, he ventured into screenwriting and direction.
Producer: Jean-Baptiste Bailly-Maitre, Santiago Loayza Grisi, Marcos Loayza
Production Companies: Alma Films
Screenwriter: Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Cinematographer: Barbara Alvarez
Editor: Fernando Epstein
Sound Design: Alejandro Grillo, Fabián Oliver, Federico Moreira
Principle cast: José Calcina, Luisa Quispe, Santos Choque
Print Source: Clemence Taillandier, Kino Lorber Inc., email@example.com