Land and Shade

2015, Colombia-France-Holland-Chile-Brazil, 97’, Color, Spanish

Director: César Augusto Acevedo
Cast: José Felipe Cárdenas, Haimer Leal, Edison Raigosa, Hilda Ruiz, Marleyda Soto

2015 Cannes Film Festival Golden Camera Award
2015 Cannes Film Festival France 4 Visionary Award
2015 Cannes Film Festival Critics Week Grand Prize
2015 Cannes Film Festival Grand Golden Rail
2015 Cannes Film Festival SACD Award

Alfonso is an old farmer who has returned home to tend to his son, who is gravely ill. He rediscovers his old house, where the woman who was once his wife still lives, with his daughter-in-law and grandson. The landscape that awaits him resembles a wasteland. Vast sugar cane plantations surround the house, producing perpetual clouds of ash. 17 years after abandoning them, Alfonso tries to t back in and save his family.

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