EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO
Director: Kiro Russo Run Time: 85 min. Release Year: 2022 Language: Spanish
Starring: Francisa Arce de Aro, Gustavo Milán Ticona, Israel Hurtado, Julio Cezar Ticona, Max Bautista Uchasara
Stunningly shot in the Bolivian mountains, jungles and in contemporary La Paz, the film follows Elder who arrives in the capital after a seven-day journey seeking to get back his work at a mine. Once in the city, Elder gets a job but his health soon deteriorates. An elderly woman known as Mama Pancha sends him to Max, a mysterious man who resides in the rainforest and occasionally heads to La Paz for work as a street performer. To save Elder, Max performs a series of shamanic rituals that slowly brings the young man back to life.
“A small miracle” Screen Daily
“A thoroughly idiosyncratic and elliptical approach to the city symphony.” In Review Online
“A striking level of chemistry between profound documentary realism and mesmerising fiction…Kiro Russo imposes his brilliant cinematographic personality and his highly original gift for conveying atmospheres.” Cineeuropa