SPECIAL SCREENING: 14th of October (8:45 PM). Conversation with eminent cinematographer Patrick Tresch (Switzerland). He is one out of the four film makers nominated for the MIRAGE award for best cinematography.
SPECIAL SCREENING: 15th of October (5 PM). Conversation BEFORE the film (40 min) with Thomas Tsiftelis (Greece) and Patrick Tresch (Switzerland), both nominated for the MIRAGE Cinematography Award
Jorge leaves his moto-taxi business in the suburbs of Lima and his family to seek fortune as a miner, reaching the highest and most dangerous Andean goldmine in Peru.Lost under a glacier in the mountains, La Rinconada is “the closest city to the sky”. It attracts thousands of seasonal workers like Jorge, seeking a lucky strike and a better life.Here starts a journey full of presages, where reality blends with magic, where the myth of richness is built over a sacrifice: every now and then, miners mysteriously disappear, since gold belongs to the Devil, El Tio de la Mina requires sacrifices.