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
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.