Fiction, 84 min. 2018
Driven by childhood memories and the hope of a reencounter, Sarah visits her paternal grandmother in her village in Uruguay. She takes long to understand the prevailing unease… But she is soon faced with the gap between her fantasy regarding the place of origin and that village of old people forgotten by Modernity where the heat is overwhelming and the days seem to last forever. Cultural shock, humor, tenderness and sadness give shape to this bitter-sweet film.
Best Canadian First Feature Award (Toronto International Film Festival)
“One to Watch” Award for best emerging Canadian filmmaker (Vancouver Film Critics Film Circle)
Best Canadian actress in a lead role Award – Arlen Aguayo Stewart (Vancouver Film Critics Film Circle)
World Premiere at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival)
Vancouver international film festival | VIFF
Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal | FNC
South West international Film Festival | SWIFF
International Premiere at PÖFF | Tallinn Black Nights (Estonia)
Mannheim-Heidelberg Filmfest (Germany)
Festival de nuevo cine latinoamericano de La Habana (Cuba)
Göteborg International Film Festival (Sweden)
Festival internacional de cine de Punta del Este (Uruguay)
Miami international Film Festival (USA)
Chicago Latin American Film Festival (USA)
Theatre releases in 2019:
Vancouver Cinematheque, Jan. 9-15
Montreal, Cinéma du Parc and Cinéma Moderne, starting February 8.
Montevideo, Nelly Goitiño theatre, SODRE, starting February 21.
Toronto, TIFF Bell Lightbox, June/July (as part of Canada’s Top ten).
Written & directed by Katherine Jerkovic
Production : Nicolas Comeau (1976 Prod., Canada), with the collaboration of Micaela Solé (Cordón Films, Uruguay)
Cinematography : Nicolas Canniccioni
Art Direction : Olivier Laberge & Mariana Pereira
Editing : Sophie Farkas Bolla
Sound design : Bruno Pucella
Music : Inés Canepa & David Drury
Arlen Aguayo Stewart, Gloria Demassi, Cecilia Baranda, Rafael Soliwoda, Mathías Perdigón.
Supported by SODEC, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts du Canada, Post-Moderne, Crédit d’impôt – Québec, Conseil des arts du Canada.
Distributor in Quebec : Axia Films