UTAMA

by Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Synopsis

 

 

In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living the same daily life for years. In the midst of a drought, Virginio (80) falls ill and, aware of his imminent death, lives out his last days hiding his illness from Sisa, his wife. He is also reluctant to migrate to the city like the rest of the community. Everything is precipitated by the arrival of their grandson Clever, who comes to visit with news.

The three of them will face, each in their own way, the drought, the changes and the meaning of life.

Specifications

Bolivia / Uruguay – 2021 – 87 min – 2:39.1  in post-production – Quechua / Spanish

Directed by

Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Produced by

Santiago Loayza Grisi (Alma Films)

Coproduced by

Federico Moreira (La Mayor Cine)

Cast

José Calcina (Virginio)

Santos Choque (Clever)

Luisa Quispe (Sisa)

Crew

Barbara Alvarez (DOP)

Fernando Epstein (Editor)

Biofilmo

Alejandro Loayza Grisi (1985) is a Bolivian filmmaker. He began his artistic career in still photography and entered the world of cinema through cinematography. Attracted by the stories that can be told through images, he ventured into writing and directing during the preparation of his first feature film Utama.

– Planeta Bolivia, 2016, (DOP)
– Dochera, 2018, (DOP)
– Aicha, 2019 (DOP)
– Polvo, 2017 (DOP)
– Utama, 2021 (Director)