Bolivia, today. After walking for a week, Elder and his miner companions arrive in La Paz to demand for the reinstatement of their job. Suddenly, Elder starts to feel sick... With the help of the elderly Mamá Pancha, Elder and his friends find work at the market. But Elder’s condition worsens - he is struggling to breathe. Mamá Pancha sends him to Max - a witch doctor, hermit and clown - who may be able to bring the young man back to life.
The Great Movement
Following the life of Elder, we are brought along on a journey through fantastical genres, from documentary themes to dance videos. A narrative that brings suffering and redemption, while following the path of physical work.
●Nominated for Editing
●Nominated for Directing
●Nominated for Sound
●Nominated for Cinematography
Original Title: El Gran Movimiento Director: Kiro Russo Country: Bolivia, Qatar, France, Switzerland & United Kingdom Year: 2021 Duration: 85 min Producers: Pablo Paniagua, Alexa Rivero & Kiro Russo
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Born in La Paz and trained at FUC Buenos Aires, Kiro has directed 3 short films - ENTERPRISSE (2010), JUKU (2012), NUEVA VIDA (2015) - and a feature film, VIEJO CALAVERA (2016). His debut feature, VIEJO CALAVERA [Dark Skull], was selected in more than 80 festivals and won 23 awards including the Special Mention of the Jury in Locarno in 2016, the Grand Prize in Cartagena FF, the Special Mention in San Sebastián FF, the Jury Prize in Valdivia FF, the Fipresci Prize at the Rio de Janeiro FF, the Grand Prize in Indie Lisboa.
"I wanted to make a symphony of the city. Talking about the city always leads us to think about the system, the collectivity and its relationships. El Gran Movimiento is an exploration of this relationship between the individual and the multitude. The film wants to give an account of the way this system functions."