The Child of Plomo
- Colombia Inca Imperial International Film Festival 2022
- Colombia Bogota Experimental Film Festival 2022 official selection
- Canada Festival du nouveau cinéma FNC 2021 (Les nouveaux alchimistes) International premiere, Special mention
- Chile Festival Internacional de Cine de Viña del Mar 2021 (Feature program)National premiere
- Argentina Ventana Sur 2019 (Films in Progress)
Santiago of Chile, a city that turned its back on the Andes Mountains.
Moving away from the ski center, Mateo takes his babysitter on an enigmatic journey to Cerro El Plomo, an ancient Inca sacred summit. Scarlett, desperate to return to the shelter, tries to ignore the voice of nature, but the mountain demands his child back.
What did the “Plomo boy” feel while climbing the mountain range towards his death? Surely cold, tiredness, pain. But what about his feelings and motivations? Where did he get the mental energy to overcome the obstacles? He walked from what is now Santiago to Cuzco, and from there back to Santiago in a straight line, then climb up to 5,000 meters to be left at the mercy of the cold mountain. I think about the level of conviction, the "sincerity" of feeling that what he was doing was really important, for him, for his family, his community, for the universe. His serene face.
It is relevant today to produce contemporary audiovisual works that link with the cultures and rites of native peoples. The cinematography at international level has a good acceptance on this type of contents that are interesting, revealing and reflective on the state of Latin American societies. This film is not intended to be pedagogical, nor to reveal identities, but to take the rite of Capacocha and use it as a tool for the structure of a script that allegorically poses a reflection on the state of societies. It is at this point a kind of fabulous story, with simple and common characters, from Santiago de Chile, which, faced with nature, leave us reflections on our intentions, knowledge, history, interests and connections with our surroundings. Man-Nature-Historical-Native peoples are undoubtedly relevant topics in current cinematography, and important to be embodied in new contemporary audiovisual stories to refresh memory in a process of re-significance.