El Gran Movimiento

El Gran Movimiento

Director: Kiro Russo
Country: Bolivia, France, Qatar, Switzerland

2021 | 85 min. | Spanish
Subtitles: English, German

Cast_ Julio César Ticona, Max Bautista Uchasara, Francisca Arce de Aro, Israel Hurtado, Gustavo Milán Ticona Screenplay_ Kiro Russo Camera_ Pablo Paniagua Producer_ Kiro Russo, Alexa Rivero, Pablo Paniagua Rights_ Best Friend Forever

Workers who dance like Michael Jackson: In Kiro Russo’s La Paz, the devil must be at work.

After seven days on foot, a young miner named Elder has arrived in the Bolivian city of La Paz, which seems as shattered as he is. A coughing body that has breathed too much dust wanders through an overwhelming city that is slowly crumbling to dust. His body grows weaker and the doctor sees no hope for him. Only old Mama Pancha seeks the help of the shaman and Max, the fortune teller, to revive the undead body. In “El Gran Movimiento”, director Kiro Russo continues the story of Elder – a drug-addicted proletarian who was the protagonist of his celebrated feature-film debut, ›Dark Skull‹ – with images that range from documentary clarity to mystical transfiguration.


Bolivian writer-director Kiro Russo previously dealt with urban life in South America in his short films ›Nueva Vida‹ and ›Juku‹. His feature film ›Dark Skull‹ was given honourable mention in Locarno. ›El Gran Movimiento‹ earned the Special Jury Prize in the ›Orizzonti‹ section in Venice.


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