Winter in 1979, military dictatorship in Bolivia. A paramilitary captivated by a transsexual has to keep in secret his sexual orientation for the marriage engagement to the first-born of a wealthy politician, a man obsessed by a young prostitute and with the p... read more
Completed On: 28 Feb, 2021
Duration: 5 min 0 sec
Genres: Fiction, Other, Short
Director: Marcelo Landaeta
Submitted By: Marcelo Landaeta
Film TypeFiction, Other, Short
Runtime5 minutes 0 seconds
Completion Date28 Feb, 2021
Production Budget500 USD
Country of OriginBolivia
Country of FilmingBolivia
Film ColorBlack & White and Color
Director, screenwriter, producer and editor. He participated in numerous meetings and film residencies in Latin America, his last short film as director "El hijo del difunto" was awarded at festivals in different countries of the region, in parallel he works as an assistant director with prestigious national directors. He is currently developing his debut feature “Family”, a beneficiary of the FOCUART fund.
A people who forgets their history are doomed to repeat it, as
happened in Bolivia in the 1990s when General Banzer was
democratically appointed as president, who was once a dictator
who installed one of the bloodiest regimes in Latin America, is for this reason that "Family" represents this reality so that it is always present in the cultural acquis of society.
"Family" proposes to see the story from another position: from
the author, from the person responsible for these acts, for that
reason the main characters are a paramilitary and a minister who organizes a coup, the intention is not to try to justify violent acts, on the contrary, it is a public denunciation of the immunity with which these characters acted, playing with the fate of a nation for personal benefit.