Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES

Synopsis

Guatemala, 2018. The whole country is immersed in the trial of the soldiers who sparked the civil war. Victim statements come one after another. Ernesto is a young anthropologist working for the Forensic Foundation; his job is to identify the missing. One day, while hearing the account of an old woman, he thinks he has found a lead that might guide him to his father, a guerrillero who went missing during the war. Against his mothers wishes, he flings himself body and soul into the case, looking for truth and resilience.

Film Festivals

Awards - Cannes FF (Golden Camera, and SACD Award - Critics' Week), Chicago IFF (Silver Hugo for New Directors Competition), Film Festival Oostende (Look Prize for Best Photography), Pingyao IFF (People's Choice Award - Crouching Tigers - Best Film, and Roberto Rossellini Awards - Best Director)

Nominations - Cannes FF (Critics' Week Grand Prize), Chicago IFF (Gold Hugo for New Directors Competition), Hamburg FF (Political Film Award), Jerusalem FF (FIPRESCI Prize for International First Film), Ljubljana IFF (Kingfisher Award for Best film of the Perspectives Section), San Sebastin IFF (Horizons Award)