The first film in Aymara and debut feature from Oscar Catacora is coming soon to cinemas.
Another release for Peruvian cinema. According to Cinencuentro fanpage, Peru-made film Wiñaypacha, which was shown at the recent Lima Film Festival, will be shown in cinemas from 19 April.
Wiñaypacha, filmed entirely in Aymara, is the first film of its kind to be released in Peru.
“It’s based on my early years with my grandparents. I saw how the absence of my parents and their other children, my uncles and aunts who live in Lima, filled them with sadness and nostalgia. And this abandonment is still happening because many young people leave their home”, says the Puno-born filmmaker.
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. They deal with sadness and the unstoppable passing of time, asking their gods for their only son to come and rescue them.
Wiñaypacha will be released in cinemas on 19 April.