In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living the same daily routine for years. When an uncommonly long drought threatens their entire way of life, Virginio and Sisa must decide whether to stay and maintain their traditional way of life or admit defeat and move in with family members in the city. When their grandson arrives with news, it brings their predicament into sharp focus as they confront climate change, the value of tradition, and the meaning of life.

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The film thrives when it combines magical realism with gorgeously precise cinematography." Carlos Aguilar, IndieWire


Winner | Sundance Film Festival 2022: World Cinema Grand Jury Price: Dramatic.

Winner | Málaga Film Festival 2022: Golden Biznaga for Best Iberoamerican Film, Best Director, Special Critics Award, Best Music.

Winner | Guadalajara International Film Festival 2022: Best Screenplay, Best First Feature, Jorge Cámara Award.

Winner | Beijing International Film Festival 2022: Best Supporting Actor (Santos Choque).

Winner | International Film Festival of Kerala 2022: Best Film Award.

Winner | Platino Awards 2023: Best Original Score and Best Cinematography.
French Institute


  • October 7, 2023 (3.00pm)
Quechua and Spanish with subtitles in English


  • Drama


  • Alejandro Loayza

Main Cast

  • José Calcina, Luisa Quispe and Santos Coque

Release Year

  • 2022


  • Mins: 87'