Once Upon A Time In The Andes

  • Peru | 2023 Quechua, Spanish | 86' | Colour
  • Director: Rómulo Sulca
  • Screenplay: Rómulo Sulca
  • DoP: Sara Brusciano
  • Editor: Maricet Sancristóbal
  • Cast: Maribel Baldeon, Juan Cano, Agustina Alarcon, Felix Poma, Beto Pomacanchari, Moises Quichua

Synopsis: The Peruvian Andes. Andean shepherdess Margarita finds Lautaro, a dying Chilean soldier who has fled from a battle. She takes him home and nurses him. When he finds this out, her father decides to hide him, putting his family at risk. His only condition is that the soldier must leave when he recovers. Over time and despite the linguistic differences, the shepherdess and the soldier establish an intimate relationship. When he is discovered, the Chilean is taken prisoner but his life is spared as the shepherdess is expecting his child.

Directors Bio: Andean Quechua filmmaker. Graduate in Communication Sciences from the National University of Central Peru, Master's Degree in Creative Writing from the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba (EICTV) Talent Campus Buenos Aires (2013). He directed the short films "Osmany" (2017), "Rhymes of Carriage" (2018) and "Sara" (2019), winners of the DAFO short film award and selected in numerous international festivals. With the documentary "Teloneras" (2020) he won the 'Audience Award for Best Peruvian Film' at the Transcinema International Film Festival. His fiction debut feature "It Was Once in the Andes" (2023) was made with funding from DAFO and Ibermedia Programme.

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