César Díaz


Editor and director, born in Guatemala. After studying in Mexico and Belgium, he entered a screenwriting workshop at La Fémis, Paris. He has directed short documentary films Semillas de Cenizas and Territorio Liberado (2014), which won the IMCINE Award in Mexico.


Films by this director

Our Mothers

(Nuestras madres, Belgium, France, Gvatemala, 2019)

Directed by: César Díaz
PHOTOGRAPHY: Virginie Surdej

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...

color, 77'
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