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.
The screening will be preceded by an introduction by Gustavo Herrera Taboada.
Gustavo Herrera Taboada is a Peruvian film scholar specialising in Spanish and Latin American cinemas. He is currently a PhD candidate in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh and has previously completed an MA in Film and Media Studies at Columbia University (New York, NY). Gustavo is a periodical film contributor and critic for online blog site Cinencuentro (Peru). He is the programming assistant for the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival, and is a member of the Film Studies Reading Group.