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Completed - SPANISH - Drama - 88 minutes

Log Line

Fleeing a massacre in her remote Colombian village, Alicia is attempting to make a new life in the high Andes at the lakeside "La Sirga" guesthouse, owned by her uncle Oscar. There she tries to rebuild herself and eventually feels safe, until her fears and the war threat resurface again.

Previous markets

  • Cannes 2012 (Premiere)
  • Toronto 2012 (Screening)
  • Cannes 2013 (Line up)
Full history

Year of production : 2012

Director(s) : William VEGA
Writer(s) : William VEGA
Cast : David FERNANDO GUACAS, Heraldo ROMERO, Joghis SEUDIN ARAS, Julio CESAR ROBLE

Producer(s) : Diana María BUSTAMANTE ESCOBAR (Burning Blue), Oscar RUIZ NAVIA (Contravia Films), Thierry LENOUVEL (Ciné Sud Promotion)

Synopsis

Alicia is helpless. Fleeing the armed violence that has claimed the lives of those dearest to her, she ends up in La Sirga, at the guesthouse of Oscar, the only family she has left. Here, on the shores of a great lake in the Andes, she tries to rebuild her life. But this place, where she feels safe, is not spared by the fighting, The return of Freddy, the son that Oscar has been awaiting for years, his enigmatic intentions and his possible link with the warring factions bring La Sirga what Alicia fears the most.

Production

Country(ies) : COLOMBIA, FRANCE, MEXICO

Distributors

COLOMBIA CINEPLEX
FRANCE ZOOTROPE FILMS
USA FILM MOVEMENT


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Festivals and Awards

Cannes 2012 Directors Fortnight
Toronto - TIFF 2012 Discovery
San Sebastian 2012 Horizontes Latinos
Sao Paulo IFF 2012 Competition New Directors
Mar Del Plata FF 2012 - Competencia Latino Americana (Fipresci Award)
San Sebastian 2014 Co-production Forum - Director's Previous Works


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