2018 Oscar® Selection, Peru
The first Peruvian film shot in the indigenous language of Aymara, WIÑAYPACHA tells the story of an elderly couple, Willka (Sun) and Phaxsi (Moon), struggling to survive in a remote part of the Andes as they wait in vain for the return of their son Antuco (Star) from the city. Taking inspiration from the experiences of his grandparents, filmmaker Oscar Catacora blends acute attention to mundane daily details with stunning, sublime cinematography to capture a snapshot of the protagonists' hopes, dreams and struggles, alongside the indifferent, sometimes harsh beauty of their surrounding environment. Winner, Best First Film and Best Cinematography, Ibero-American Competition, 2018 Guadalajara Film Festival; Official Selection, 2018 Lima and Mar del Plata film festivals. DIR/SCR Oscar Catacora; PROD Tito Catacora. Peru, 2017, color, 86 min. In Aymara with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.