THE GREAT MOVEMENT
EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO
Homage to Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires - 30 Years of Storytelling
THU 5/18 @ 6:30 PM | Shepard Hall Room 291
Followed by Q&A with María Marta Antin and Mario Santos, moderated by Prof. Jerry Carlson
Free & open to the public
ID required for entry
Presented in collaboration with the Dept of Media & Communication Arts at City College
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 boundary pushing cinematic exercise... undoubtedly one of the best films of ."
- DUSTIN CHANG, SCREENANARCHY
New Breakfast Menu
Pastries - $4
Butter Croissant - $2.5
Coffee/Tea - $1
Fresh Juice - $2
Born in La Paz and trained at Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires, Kiro has directed 3 short ﬁlms – ENTERPRISSE (2010), JUKU (2012), NUEVA VIDA (2015) – and a feature ﬁlm, VIEJO CALAVERA (2016). His debut feature, VIEJO CALAVERA [Dark Skull], 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.