Synopsis : In the tropical mountains of Costa Rica, widower Domingo owns a piece of land which is coveted to build a new highway. When the contractors send in thugs to intimidate the community, the neighbours leave one by one, but Domingo refuses to give in, especially as the land hides a special and mystical secret...
Festival History : Cannes Film Festival, TIFF 2022
Producer : Ariel Escalante Meza, Nicolás Wong Diaz, Felipe Zúñiga, Julio Hernández Cordón, Gabriela Fonseca Villalobos
Screenplay : Ariel Escalante Meza
DOP : Nicolás Wong Díaz
Editor : Lorenzo Mora Salazar
Cast : Carlos Ureña, Sylvia Sossa, Esteban Brenes Serrano, Aris Vindas
Ariel Escalante Meza graduated in Political Science from Universidad de Costa Rica and in Cinema from Escuela Internacional de Cine y televisión (EICTV) in Cuba and Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. His debut film The Sound of Things (2016) was CostaRica’s entry for the Oscars in 2018.