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  • UTAMAAlejandro Loayza Grisi
    Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Bolivia, Uruguay, France 2022Language:Quechua, SpanishSubtitles:GermanDirector:Alejandro Loayza GrisiWriter:Alejandro Loayza GrisiCinematographer:Bárbara ÁlvarezEditor:Fernando EpsteinMusic:Cergio PrudencioSound:Federico Moreira, Fabián OliverWith:José Calcina Virginio, Luisa Quispe Sisa, Santos ChoqueProducer:Santiago Layza Grisi, Federico MoreiraProduction Company:Alma Films, La PazDistributor:Kairos Filmverleih87 min, Colour

In the Bolivian highlands at 4,200 metres altitude, an old Quechua couple lives in a hut without electricity or running water. Behind them lies a happy life breeding llamas and growing vegetables. But the rain fails to come, climate change has arrived here too. Their grandson comes and urges his grandparents to move in with the family in the city. But the two old people do not want to. In UTAMA, conflicts between generations and genders as well as between traditions and the modern world are sensitively negotiated. We see a tender love story in a breathtaking landscape. Since winning the main prize at Sundance, the film has been touring many festivals worldwide.

Director's Biography:Alejandro Loayza Grisi (*1985) now lives in Spain. He started out as a photographer and cameraman and produces successful music videos. He has dedicated his first feature film UTAMA to love and the threatened highlands in Bolivia. Main award at Sundance!

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