Ópera prima del realizador Boliviano KIRO RUSSO estrenada el 2016 ganadora de 27 premios internacionales.
After his father dies, Elder is forced to live with his grandmother – far away from the city – and learn to be a worker. His godfather, Francisco, helps Elder find his place in a mining company, and the two end up working together. Elder, however, skips work daily. Francisco grudgingly endures this, and his co-workers mock him because of Elder’s behavior. They also seem to know some dark secrets about Francisco’s relationship with Elder’s deceased father – and Elder is curious to know more. When Francisco finds Elder lost in a tunnel that is about to be blasted, he leaves him there – but because Elder survives, the miners see him as good luck. When the miners have to travel far away, the conflict between Elder and Francisco unravels.
Director, producer and scriptwriter Kiro Russo was born in La Paz, and studied directing at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. He made the short films ‘Enterprisse’ (2010), ‘Juku’ (2012) and ‘New Life’ (2015), winning prices at significant film festivals including the Festival del Film Locarno, the San Sebastian Film Festival, IndieLisboa, the Festival Internacional de Cine Unam, the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival and the Kaohsiung Film Festival, among many others. Russo’s earlier works have a very close relationship to his first feature-length film ‘Dark Skull’, which is now in post-production