CHACO

2019 – 77 minutes – Color – 5.1 – Fiction – Bolivia – Argentina                                                                                                                                                                          Supported by: INCAA, IBERMEDIA and VISION SUD EST.

World premiere: Rotterdam Film Festival – Bright Future Competition 2020.

The project was selected at the Jerusalem International Film Lab, TyPA 2011 (Arg), Rottedam Lab 2011. Winner of Best Project BAL BAFICI 2012 – WIP CATAPULTA at FICUNAM Film Festival (Mexico, 2019) – WIP BAL BAFICI 2019

Script and Direction: Diego Mondaca                                                                                                                                                                                                                Production Companies: Color Monster (Bolivia) and Murillo Cine and Pasto (Argentina)
Producers: Álvaro Manzano, Camila Molina, Bárbara Francisco, Georgina Baisch
DOP: Sound Director: Nahuel Palenque
Editor: Valeria Racioppi, Delfina Castagnino, César Acevedo
Art Direction: Javier Cuellar
Cast: Raymundo Ramos, Fabián Arenillas, Omar Calisaya, Fausto Conde, Mauricio Toledo, Jorge Arias, Ariel Nuñez

Synopsis:
1934, Bolivia is at war with Paraguay. A group of indigenous soldiers, Bolivians, Aymaras and Quechuas walk along with their German commander, a retired military in the Army of his native Germany and summoned by the Bolivian militia. The troop of soldiers roams in the arid landscape of the Chaco in search of a Paraguayan enemy they will never find.  Thirsty and sick, will fall one by one, consumed by the loneliness, strangeness and dryness of the Chaco. In this eternal pilgrimage, the will find their own miseries are their only enemy.