24.9. - 3.10.2020

Our Mothers Guatemala, Belgium, France 2019 | 77 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

César Diaz

CÉSAR DIAZ (*1978) studied in Mexico, Belgium and France and worked for more than ten years editing feature films and documentaries. His debut feature Our Mothers won the Golden Camera for the best new talent at Cannes.

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20 years after the civil war in Guatemala, the submerged past comes to light thanks to the memories of the women of the time. Ernesto works as a forensic scientist in Guatemala City and is up to his ears in work. Every day he gets new information about mass graves from the time of the genocide in the 1980s, but his department has nowhere near the capacity to identify all the bodies found. When one day Nicolasa comes to him and tells him about a grave in the jungle, the horrors of the genocide start to infringe on his own life. César Diaz puts the indigenous women at the centre of his film and reveals their memories with almost archaelogical exactitude.
Orig. Title: Nuestras Madres
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Veto!
Director: César Diaz
Screenplay: César Diaz
Cast: Armando Espitia, Emma Dib, Aurelia Caal, Julio Serrano Echeverria, Victor Moreira
Producer: Géraldine Sprimont,Delphine Schmit
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Rémi Boubal
Director of Photography: Virginie Surdej
Production Design: Pilar Peredo
Editor: Damien Maestraggi
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Pyramide International
Production: Need Productions; Perspective Films; Cine Concepcion
Contact: Ilaria Gomarasca, Pyramide International:


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