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Nuestras madres

César Díaz
  • 26 Feb
    20:30
    Kortemark,
    De Beuk

Director Cézar Diaz is from Guatemala, but has lived in Belgium for 20 years. His first feature won the Caméra d'Or for best debut film in Cannes.

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Ernesto is a young forensic anthropologist in Guatemala, whose job it is to identify the bodies from the many unmarked graves. One day, a Maya woman called Nicolasa, comes and asks him to help her find her husband who was murdered in 1982 because he had provided food to the rebels. When she shows him a photograph of her husband with a rebel leader, Ernesto recognizes his father. A genuine and believable drama about the disastrous consequenses of the little known civil war in Guatemala. 

direction
César Díaz
cast
Emma Dib, Armando Espitia
duration
78 min
release date
Wed 13 Nov 19
year
2019
country
Belgium, France, Guatemala
language
Spanish

This is an appealingly dignified, humane story of the repercussions of the little-known civil war in Guatemala in the 1980s as borne by the country's women.

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