Elder Mamani’s father has died. It seems like the boy couldn’t care less. In the outskirts of the mining town of Huanuni, he will start a new life with his grandmother and godfather, Francisco, who got him a job at a mine in the region. However, the new routine won’t last long, as Elder is more interested in getting high and wandering about dangerous areas at night. The quiet life of the family will change when the young man stumbles upon a dark secret regarding Francisco’s involvement in his father’s death. Locarno Film Festival 2016.
1984, La Paz, Bolivia. He graduated in directing from the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. Filmography: Enterprisse (short, 2010), Juku (official selection at the Sundance Film Festival and best short at the IndieLisboa, 2011), New Life (short, special mention at the 2015 Locarno Film Festival), and La bestia (short, 2015). This is his first feature film.