ALIAS MARÍA

By Jose Luis RUGELES

RHAYUELA CINE - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2015

Maria, a 13-year-old guerrilla soldier watches a birth in the jungle, while she decides what she'll do with her own pregnancy. Through her eyes we’ll see the desolate landscape of the armed conflict in Colombia.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2014
Latam
FICCI Cartagena 2016
Colombian corner
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Second film, Social issues
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA, ARGENTINA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jose Luis RUGELES
    • Writer(s)
    • Diego VIVANCO
    • Producer(s)
    • Federico DURAN (RHAYUELA CINE)
    • Synopsis
    • Maria, has been a guerrilla soldier for the past two years, and with just 13 years-old she has to fulfill a mission that’ll change her life: take the commander’s new-born baby across the jungle to a safe town.
      She starts this journey with three other guerrilla-soldiers, Byron (17), Yuldor (12) and her boyfriend Mauricio (28).
      But nobody knows the secret she conceals: she’s pregnant and giving birth is forbidden in the guerrilla. During the mission her secret is discovered so Maria runs away to avoid being forced to abort.
      Through Maria’s eyes we’ll picture the desolate state of Colombia’s armed conflict: towns devastated by massacres, peasants trapped in the cross-fire, parents who’ve lost their families and kids who try to carry a normal childhood.
    • Partners & financing
    • Coproducers: Sudestada Cine
      Axxon Films
      Sales: Urban Distribution
    • Production schedule
    • Post finished march 2015.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 04, 2014
    • End of shooting
    • Apr 06, 2014
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