Poder e impotencia, Un drama en 3 actos
Power and Impotence, A Drama in 3 Acts

A film by Anna Recalde Miranda

This film was screened as a part of the 2015 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF18)


Paraguay/France/Italy, Social/Political Documentary, 2014
103 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Fernando Lugo, former Catholic Bishop and proponent of Liberation Theology, won the 2008 presidential elections in Paraguay. After 61 years of hegemony by the Colorado Party, created by dictator Alfredo Stroessner who ruled Paraguay for 35 years, this unexpected victory came as a political miracle. The people’s dream for change finally came true. In a political thriller set in stranger-than-fiction Paraguay, we follow Lugo and his team’s hopes and disappointments, until their tragic fall from power (a coup d’etat in 2012). A unique period in history is documented in an intimate, universal film, providing an insight into the sense and the limits of politics, as well as the paradoxes of democratic systems nowadays – a Shakespearian, contemporary drama about power.

North American Premiere

About the director

- DirectorAnna Recalde Miranda is an Italian-Paraguayan filmmaker. She graduated in media sociology in Bologna, Italy. She has directed and produced 2 feature documentaries and many reports. Her film THE LAND OF NO EVIL won the Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival.



Producer: Anna Recalde Miranda
Production Companies: Blackmoon Productions
Screenwriter: Anna Recalde Miranda
Cinematographer: Nicola Grignani, Anna Recalde Miranda
Editor: Anna Recalde Miranda, Andrea Gandolfo, Glenn Felix
Sound Design: German Acevedo
Music: David Bonacho, Pierre Damien Crossons
Cast: Former president of Paraguay Fernando Lugo and his team

Print Source: Anna Recalde Miranda,