LAND OF ASHES
2019 – 80 min – Fiction – Costa Rica, Argentina, Francia.
Supported by: TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE, WCF, COSTA RICA CENTRO DE CINE, INCAA, IBERMEDIA, CNC, ESTUDIO LAB, VSE
Sales Agents: Totem
Script and Direction: Sofía Quiros
Executive Producers: Mariana Murillo – Cecilia Salim, Millaray Cortés
Matías Echeverría, Samuel Chauvin
Production Companies: Sputnik Filmes, Murillo Cine, Promenades Films, La Post Producciones.
Direction of Photography: Francisca Saez Agurto
Sound Director: Christian Cosgrove, Camilo Jimenez
Editor: Ariel Escalante Meza
Art Director: Carolina Lett
Cast: Smashleen Gutiérrez – Humberto Samuels – Hortensia Smith
Selva (13) lives in a Caribbean coastal town. As she grows up, she tries to keep her family together, but this proves to be harder every day. It seems her father will never come back; Elena, her only motherly figure, disappears at the town festivities; and her grandfather obsesses over his imaginary goats as he lets himself die.
Between imaginary landscapes and mysterious shadows, Selva debates whether to help her grandfather achieve his death wish, even though this means going alone through her last moments of childhood.
Festivals: Critic´s Week, Cannes 2019