El gran movimiento

Kiro Russo

Talents Bolivia, France, Qatar, Switzerland 85 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

Bolivia, today. After walking for a week, Elder and his miner companions arrive in La Paz to demand for the reinstatement of their job. Suddenly, Elder starts to feel sick… With the help of the elderly Mamá Pancha, Elder and his friends find work in the market. But Elder’s condition worsens, he’s choking and struggling for breath… Mamá Pancha sends him to Max – a witch doctor, hermit and clown – who may be able to bring the young man back to life.

Themes

Latin American CinemaDocumentarySocial Issues

Director

Kiro Russo

He trained at FUC Buenos Aires and has directed 3 short films – Enterprisse (2010), Juku (2012), Nueva vida (2015) – and a feature film, Viejo calavera (2016), which was selected in more than 80 festivals and won 23 awards including the Special Mention of the Jury in Locarno in 2016, the Grand Prize in Cartagena FF, the Special Mention in San Sebastián FF, the Jury Prize in Valdivia FF, the Fipresci Prize at the Rio de Janeiro FF, the Grand Prize in Indie Lisboa. Shot in La Paz in Bolivia in Super 16mm, El gran movimiento is Kiro’s second feature film.

Filmography: El gran movimiento (2021, D'A 2022), Viejo calavera (2016), Nueva vida (short, 2015), Juku (short, 2012), Entreprisse (short, 2010)

Kiro Russo

Film information

Director: Kiro Russo
Script: Kiro Russo
Contact: Best Friend Forever
With: Julio César Ticona, Max Bautista Uchasara, Francisca Arce de Aro, Israel Hurtado, Gustavo Milán Ticona
Country: Bolivia, France, Qatar, Switzerland
Year: 2021
Format: DCP
Length: 85 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2022

Awards

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
Special Orizzonti Jury Prize

FIDOCS FESTIVAL
Best International Film

MÁRGENES FILM FESTIVAL
Best Film

Poster

El gran movimiento