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Friday, Dec 2, 2022
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Saturday, Dec 3, 2022
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General admission $9.50
Senior, Students, and DIA Members $7.50

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Detroit Film Theatre

5200 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

Bolivia/2022—directed by Alejandro Loayza Grisi | 87 min. 

In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living a tranquil life for years. Virginio (José Calcina) takes their herd of llamas out to graze, while his wife Sisa (Luisa Quispe) walks for miles with other local women to fetch precious water, which becomes scarcer every day due to an uncommonly long drought that threatens their existence.

Family tensions are ratcheted up by the arrival of their adult grandson Clever (Santos Choque), who brings news as well as advice: perhaps it’s time for the couple to give up the increasingly harsh burdens of their way of life and move in with family members in the nearby city of La Paz.

Now the three of them must face, each in their own way, the effects of a changing landscape and the meaning of life itself. A visually astonishing debut feature by photographer-turned-filmmaker Alejandro Loayza Grisi, this resonant drama was photographed in ravishing widescreen by Barbara Alvarez (The Second Mother). Winner, Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic World Cinema, 2022 Sundance Film Festival. In Quechua and Spanish with English subtitles. 
 

A figure in a cowboy style hat stands in a vast desert, facing away towards the sunset.

Bolivia/2022—directed by Alejandro Loayza Grisi | 87 min. 

In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living a tranquil life for years. Virginio (José Calcina) takes their herd of llamas out to graze, while his wife Sisa (Luisa Quispe) walks for miles with other local women to fetch precious water, which becomes scarcer every day due to an uncommonly long drought that threatens their existence.

Family tensions are ratcheted up by the arrival of their adult grandson Clever (Santos Choque), who brings news as well as advice: perhaps it’s time for the couple to give up the increasingly harsh burdens of their way of life and move in with family members in the nearby city of La Paz.

Now the three of them must face, each in their own way, the effects of a changing landscape and the meaning of life itself. A visually astonishing debut feature by photographer-turned-filmmaker Alejandro Loayza Grisi, this resonant drama was photographed in ravishing widescreen by Barbara Alvarez (The Second Mother). Winner, Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic World Cinema, 2022 Sundance Film Festival. In Quechua and Spanish with English subtitles.