Nuestras madres, feature film, Belgium, France, Gvatemala, 2019
DIRECTED BY: César Díaz
Julio Serrano Echeverría,
This year’s Belgian Oscar candidate deals with the consequences of a prolonged civil war in Guatemala that resulted in the ethnic cleansing of the native population. The year is 2018 and the whole country is immersed in the trial of former civil war military commanders, while testimonials of victims pour in from all sides. Ernesto (Armando Espitia – Heli, 2013) is a young forensic anthropologist whose task is to identify the bodies of the deceased. One day, the account of an elderly witness provides a clue that could lead him to his father – a guerrilla soldier who disappeared during the war. The film premiered at Critic’s Week in Cannes, receiving the Golden Camera Award for best newcomer and the SACD Prize for best screenplay.
Subtitles: HR, EN