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FEATURE | Peru | 93 MINUTES

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Drama

Aldo (Baldomero Cáceres) is an aging, self-proclaimed prophet who lost a sense of meaning in his life—until Gabriel (Miguel Dávalos), a young follower who idolizes Aldo and still believes in his teachings, tracks him down and encourages him to return to preaching. As Aldo reflects on his identity as a fraud and contemplates returning to his spiritual mission, Gabriel embraces his role as young apprentice while duplicitously easing Aldo’s teachings into the new age.

From award-winning filmmakers Mariana Rondón and Marité Ugás comes this captivating story about faith, lies, and empathy. Situating a sense of place with striking locations, from Aldo’s shack on a beachside cliff to the marketplace of the inner city, Aldo’s simultaneous hope and paranoia are relentlessly evoked by the haunting score and invasive camera movements. Cáceres and Dávalos give subtly complex performances, mirroring each other’s evolving characters in this stunning portrayal of the power of faith—and deception—over those who desperately seek spiritual guidance.—Sarah Dawson


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Marite Ugas

Marité Ugás is a director from Lima, Peru. Her feature films include The Kid Who Lies, which one Best Script at Havana Film Festival, and At Midnight And A Half, which premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Director
Marité Ugás
Producer
Mariana Rondón
Screenwriter
Marité Ugás, Mariana Rondón
Cinematographer
Micaela Cajahuaringa
Composer
Pauchi Sasaki
Editor
Marité Ugás
Production Designer
Aaron Rojas
Executive Producer
Mariana Rondón
Co-Producer
Rafael Sampaio, Beatriz Carvalho, Dag Hoeg, Diego Velasquez
Sound Designer
Lena Esquenazi
Production Manager
Enid Pinky Campos
Casting Director
Beto Benites
Camera Operator
John Marquez
Cast
Baldomero Cáceres, Miguel Dávalos, Lita Sousa, Samantha Castillo, Solange Tavares, Beto Benites

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