Synopsis : After walking for a week, Elder and his miner companions arrive in La Paz to demand reinstatement of their jobs. With the help of the elderly Mamá Pancha, Elder and his friends manage to find some work in the market, but Elder is taken ill. As his condition worsens, Mamá Pancha sends him to Max - a witch doctor and hermit who may be able to heal the young man. Shot in La Paz in Bolivia, ‘The Great Movement’ is Kiro’s second film.
Festival History : San Sebastián International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Venice Film Festival
Producer : Kiro Russo, Pablo Paniagua, Alexa Rivero
Screenplay : Kiro Russo
DOP : Pablo Paniagua
Editor : Felipe Gálvez Haberle, Pablo Paniagua, Kiro Russo
Cast : Julio César Ticona, Max Bautista Uchasara, Francisca Arce de Aro, Israel Hurtado, Gustavo Milán Ticona
Kiro Russo (born in La Paz, Bolivia) trained at FUC Buenos Aires. He has directed three shorts, ‘Enterprise’ (2010), ‘Juku’ (2012), ‘Nueva Vida’ (2015) - and a feature film, ‘Viejo Calavera’ (2016). ‘Viejo Calavera’, was selected in over 80 festivals and won 23 awards including the Special Mention, Jury in Locarno.