Film in Aymara wins 3 awards at the Guadalajara Film Festival
Wiñaypacha, a Peruvian movie filmed entirely in Aymara, won three awards at Latin America’s most important film festival.
Wiñaypacha, a Peruvian movie filmed entirely in Aymara, won three awards at the latest edition of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (GIFF), the most important event of its kind in Latin America.
The film, the debut feature of Puno director Oscar Catacora, won the American Federation of Sound and Image Schools (FEISAL) award as well as taking Best Debut Feature and Best Photography.
According to the jury, it received this award for being a “beautiful, moving and somewhat angst-ridden reflection of how to survive in complete harmony with your ancestral roots, family, religion, nature and traditions.”
The film tells the story of Willka and Phaxsi, a couple both aged over 80, who live abandoned in a remote part of the Peruvian Andes, five thousand meters above sea level. The movie was filmed with funds from the Ministry of Culture and used bilingual actors.
Wiñaypacha will be released in Peru on April 19.
Source: La Industria
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