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Nuestras Madres

Director(s)
César Diaz
Country
Guatemala
Belgium
France
Year
2019
Duration
77 min
Language
Spanish with French subtitles

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Guatemala, 2018. The whole country is immersed in the trial of the soldiers who sparked the civil war. Victim statements come one after another. Ernesto is a young anthropologist working for the Forensic Foundation; his job is to identify the missing. One day, while hearing the account of an old woman, he thinks he has found a lead that might guide him to his father, a guerrillero who went missing during the war. Against his mother’s wishes, he flings himself body and soul into the case, looking for truth and resilience.

[Nuestras Madres] approaches drama with a documentary impulse, unearthing the underlying pathos of transgenerational trauma and national memory from a story about restitution for state crimes. – Slant

Golden Camera – Festival de Cannes 2019
SACD Awards – La Semaine de la Critique’s Cannes 2020

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Director(s)
César Diaz
Country
Guatemala
Belgium
France
Year
2019
Duration
77 min
Language
Spanish with French subtitles