Our Mothers

  • César Díaz
  • Belgium, France, Guatemala
  • 2019
  • 77'
  • Nuestras madres

This year’s Belgian Oscar candidate deals with the consequences of a prolonged civil war in Guatemala that resulted in the ethnic cleansing of the native population. The year is 2018 and the whole country is immersed in the trial of former civil war military commanders, while testimonials of victims pour in from all sides. Ernesto (Armando Espitia – Heli, 2013) is a young forensic anthropologist whose task is to identify the bodies of the deceased. One day, the account of an elderly witness provides a clue that could lead him to his father – a guerrilla soldier who disappeared during the war. The film premiered at Critic’s Week in Cannes, receiving the Golden Camera Award for best newcomer and the SACD Prize for best screenplay.

Subtitles: HR, EN
The films are shown in NS Dubrava and KUC Travno without English subtitles.

César Díaz

Editor and director, born in Guatemala. After studying in Mexico and Belgium, he entered a screenwriting workshop at La Fémis, Paris. He has directed short documentary films Semillas de Cenizas and Territorio Liberado (2014), which won the IMCINE Award in Mexico.

Our Mothers

César Díaz
César Díaz
Armando Espitia, Emma Dib, Aurelia Caal, Julio Serrano Echeverría, Victor Moreira
Virginie Surdej
Damien Maestraggi
Géraldine Sprimont, Delphine Schmit, Joaquin Ruano, Pamela Guinea
Need Productions, Perspective Films, Proximus, Cine Concepcion
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival – Critics' Week 2019 – Caméra d’Or, SACD Award; Melbourne Int'l Film Festival 2019

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