High in the remote mountainside of Peru, 14-year-old Segundo is being groomed to follow his father’s footsteps in the traditional folk art of retablo-making — crafting intricate, artisan story-boxes depicting religious scenes and important everyday events. Segundo reveres his father, however the young boy is becoming restless realizing that the weight of carrying the family legacy on his shoulders will keep him on the mountain forever. When he stumbles across a heartbreaking secret his father is harbouring, Segundo will come to face the raw reality of his deeply religious and conservative landscape, as well as a more profound connection with his father than he’d ever imagined.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Peruvian Andes, this coming-of-age story masterfully explores the weight of heritage, the boundaries of love, and the burdens of family expectations – as well as the complexity of accepting our parents for who they really are.
DCP – 2018 – Peru, Germany, Norway – 101 min – Drama
Original language: Quechua, Spanish
Directed by: Alvaro Delgado Aparicio L. Cast: Junior Béjar Roca, Amiel Cayo, Magaly Solier, Hermelinda Luján Produced by: SIRI Producciones Co-produced by: Catch of the Day Films GmbH, DHF,
Lima Film Festival – Best Peruvian Film (national premiere)
Berlin Film Festival / Generation 14plus – Special Jury Mention and Newcomer Teddy award (world premiere)
Berlinale (Germany) (February 2018): winner best first feature film (teddy awards).
Berlinale (Germany) winner Crystal Bear special jury mention (February 2018).
Molodist international film festival (Ukraine) (April, 2018): winner best international feature (ecumenical prize)
Toronto inside out film festival: (May, 2018): Winner best first feature film
Frameline San Francisco International festival (June 2018): Winner best first feature film.
Rhode Island International Film festival (August, 2018): Winner Grand Prize Spirit Award Best Feature Film
Lima film festival (Peru): Winner Best Peruvian feature Film
-Sebastiane Latino, San Sebastián film festival.