Berlinale

Polvo

Synopsis
Ignacio produced a documentary on women who are looking for their men who were disappeared in 1982 during the armed conflict in Guatemala. The story focuses on the daily goings – on and how they become more aware by what they see and hear during the recording of the documentary.

Director’s note
My narrative intention is to expose certain wounds that did not heal in Guatemala. I am most interested in what happens to my characters, even to the supporting characters, which are distant and confused as they are the result of a historical and political time. This film is about revenge, fatherhood and family in a time with a postwar atmosphere.


World premiere
Locarno International Film Festival 2012, Competition

Key festivals and awards
Locarno International Film Festival 2012
Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Vancouver International Film Festival 2012
Havana International Film Festival 2012
Prize of the Jury and Best Direction, Valdivia International Film Festival 2012
Grand Prix Coup de Coeur, Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse 2013

Guatemala, 2012
Director: Julio Hernández Cordón
Producers: Melindrosa Films (Guatemala), Tic Tac Producciones (Spain), Fábula (Chile), Autentika Films (Germany)
German WCF partner: Autentika Films
World sales: M-appeal (Germany)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in July 2011
Funding amount: 30.000 €