And So It Is

And So It Is


Original title: Ukamau
Production: Fundación Grupo Ukamau
Country: Bolivia
Director: Jorge Sanjinés
Script: Jorge Sanjinés
Photography: Hugo Roncal; Genaro Sanjinés
Music: Alberto Villalpando
Cast: Vicente Salinas Berneros; Benedicta Mendoza Huanca; Néstor Cárdenas Peredo; Elsa Antequera
Year: 1966
Duration: 75
Genre: Drama
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Aymara; Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish
Keywords: Aymara

Synopsis:

 This film is a metaphor of indigenous sovereignty. A peasant woman is raped and murdered by the “mestizo” (a person of mixed race) Ramos. Before dying, the woman manages to whisper Ramos' name to her husband. After patiently waiting for a year, the widower executes his calculated revenge. This vengeance, however, is not a visceral act, but a duel to the death.


Awards:

Critics' Week Award - Cannes Film Festival France (1967)

Great Young People Award - Cannes Film Festival France (1967)

Flaherty Award - Locarno-Switzerland Festival.

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