LA CASA

THE HOUSE

By Tayo CORTES

DEVENIR FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2009

In the outskirts of Bogota a family survives of recycling of lefts over that the city produces and upbringing a few animals. They dream of a house with running water and electricity, but family disputes will make it harder for them to progress.

Festivals
& Awards

Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2010
Festival du cinema des peuples «Anûû-rû âboro» 2010
É Tudo Verdade 2010
EDOC 2010
Imago Muestra de Cine Colombiano de Barcelona 2010
Lateinamerikanischen Filmfestivals Imágenes del Nuevo Mundo 2010
Bogotá Film Festival 2010
Docs Barcelona 2010
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tayo CORTES
    • Writer(s)
    • Tayo CORTES
    • Synopsis
    • The Mendez family have been living on occupied land in the hills outside Bogotá for 40 years. They can be legally evicted at any time.

      Every day they walk down to the city to collect scrap materials to sell, and left overs from restaurants to feed their pigs.

      Victor has been married to Marta for 10 years, but Elvira his mother has never seen her with good eyes.
      The conflict between these two women forces Victor to take sides and comes in the way of their efforts to earn a living.
      The threats that a neighbour makes to Victor, will give Elvira another reason to blame Marta for all family’s problems, but Sandra, their youngest daughter will provide another chance to unite the family.

      Dignity and courage combine in a story about the imposibility of progress and the persistence of dreams for this family of scrap merchants.
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