Dust

(Polvo)
Guatemala/Spain/Chile/Germany, 2012
Duration: 
01:20

Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Julio Hernández Cordón Producers: Fernanda del Nido, Julio Hernández Cordón, Pamela Guinea, Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Paulo de Carvalho, Gúdula Meinzolt Screenplay: Julio Hernández Cordón, Mateo Iribarren Cinematographer: María Secco Editor: Aina Calleja Sound: Carlos Mouriño Principal Cast: Agustín Ortíz Pérez, Eduardo Spiegeler, Alejandra Estrada, María Telón, Fernando Martínez

Ignacio and Alejandra are a young couple who are shooting a documentary about the people who disappeared from an indigenous village during the Guatemalan Civil War. From among the families who are still searching for their loved ones, they meet Delfina and her son Juan. Delfina still hopes to find her husband, but Juan is fed up with the search. He knows who was responsible for the disappearance of his father: someone who still lives in the same village. Dust is a contemporary portrait of a Guatemalan society, fragmented and divided, that cannot yet free itself from the brutal legacy of war.

Director Julio Hernández Cordón delivers a powerful film about a family’s future challenged by its past. Andres Castillo, MIFF

Alejandra e Ignacio son una joven pareja, quienes están realizando un documental sobre los desaparecidos de la Guerra Civil que sucedió en Guatemala en una población indígena. Dentro de las familias que están buscando por su familiares se encuentran Delfina y su hijo Juan. Delfina aún tiene la esperanza de encontrar a su esposo, mientras que Juan está harto de la búsqueda, pero él sabe quién fue el responsable de la desaparición de su padre, alguien que aún vive en el pueblo. Polvo es un retrato contemporáneo de una sociedad guatemalteca, fragmentada y dividida, y que no logra sobreponerse de esa terrible guerra.

05-Sep-2013
5:30 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)

Julio Hernández Cordón was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1975. His first feature film, Gasolina (2008) won the Horizontes Latinos award at San Sebastián. Marimbas from Hell (2010) premiered at TIFF, and Dust premiered in the International Competition at the Locarno Festival and won the Grand Prize at the 2013 Cinélatino Festival in Toulouse.