DARK SKULL

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After the death of his father, irresponsible slacker Elder (Julio Cezar Ticona) is sent to live with his grandmother in a small rural town. When his godfather Francisco (Narciso Choquecallata) secures Elder a job in a local mine, tensions soon arise between the pair and the other mine workers. As their relationship unravels, Elder begins to uncover dark family secrets surrounding his father's mysterious death. Set primarily in the dark subterranean world of Bolivia's tin mines, Kiro Russo's atmospheric first feature film is an inventive, visually arresting drama. Best Director, 2017 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema; Best Film, 2017 Cartagena Film Festival; Official Selection, 2017 Palm Springs Film Festival, 2016 Locarno, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm and Singapore film festivals. DIR/SCR/PROD Kiro Russo; SCR Gilmar Gonzalez; PROD Pablo Paniagua. Bolivia/Qatar, 2016, color, 80 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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80 Minutes
Adventure, drama

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