Alejandro Loayza Grisi/2022/87 min/Water, People & Culture FILM DESCRIPTION: This visually jaw-dropping debut
Alejandro Loayza Grisi/2022/87 min/Water, People & Culture
FILM DESCRIPTION: This visually jaw-dropping debut feature by photographer-turned-filmmaker Alejandro Loayza Grisi is lensed by award-winning cinematographer Barbara Alvarez (Lucrecia Martel’s “The Headless Woman”) and won the Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema Dramatic) at the Sundance Film Festival.
In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living a tranquil life for years. While he takes their small herd of llamas out to graze, she keeps house and walks for miles with the other local women to fetch precious water. When an uncommonly long drought threatens everything they know, 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. Their dilemma is precipitated by the arrival of their grandson Clever, who comes to visit with news.
VIRTUAL: Saturday, March 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Central Standard Time
Tickets available to viewers in the state of Illinois only.
Tickets are free with a suggested $8 donation to One earth Film Fest.
Virtual watch party “doors” open 15 minutes before start time.
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