Cinema of the World


Director : Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Country : Bolivia, Uruguay, France
Language : Spanish, Quechua
Duration : 87 minutes
Year : 2022
Cinema of the World


In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living a tranquil life for years. While he takes their small herd of llamas out to graze, she keeps house and walks for miles with the other local women to fetch precious water. When an uncommonly long drought threatens everything they know, Virginio and Sisa must decide whether to stay and maintain their traditional way of life or admit defeat and move in with family members in the city. Their dilemma is precipitated by the arrival of their grandson Clever, who comes to visit with news. The three of them must face, each in their own way, the effects of a changing environment, the importance of tradition, and the meaning of life itself.

Alejandro Loayza Grisi


Alejandro Loayza Grisi is known for Utama (2022), Laberinto (2017) and Averno (2018).


– José Calcina
– Luisa Quispe
– Santos Choque
– Candelaria Quispe


– Director: Alejandro Loayza Grisi
– Producer: Santiago Loayza Grisi, Marcos Loayza, Federico Moreira
– Editor: Fernando Epstein
– Writer: Alejandro Loayza Grisi
– DOP: Barbara Alvarez
– Sound: Federico Moreira
– Music: Cergio Prudencio


Winner-Almeria Western Film Festival 2022(Best Feature film)
Winner-Beijing International Film Festival 2022(Best Supporting Actor)
Winner-Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2022 (Best Director)
Winner – World Cinema Amsterdam 2022 (Best film)