Sanctorum

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Showings

Home Viewing Fri, Oct 16
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Members:$5.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Cinema with a Conscience
Encores
Tags:Drama
Fantasy
Social Justice
Environmental
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Release Year:2019
Runtime:83 min
Country/Region:Mexico
Dominican Republic
Qatar
Language:Spanish
Mixtec
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Pluto Film
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/363520858
Cast/Crew
Director:Joshua Gil
Producer:Marion d ´Ornano
Laura Imperiale
Carlos Sosa
Joshua Gil
Georgina González
Rodrigo Iturralde
Cinematographer:Mateo Guzmán
Joshua Gil
Screenwriter:Joshua Gil
Editor:León Felipe González
Joshua Gil
Mateo Guzmán
Composer:Galo Durán
Principal Cast:Erwin Antonio Pérez Jiménez
Nereyda Pérez Vásquez
Virgen Vázquez Torres
Javier Bautista González
Damián D. Martínez
Filmography:La Maldad (2015)

Description

US Premiere

Cine Latino Best of Fest Encores - Watch through Sunday, October 25

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Live Q&A Friday, October 16 at 8:30pm.

Watch the recorded Q&A on Facebook

 


About Sanctorum

Deep in the lush mountain forests of Oaxaca, a young Mixe mother tends to hidden groves of marijuana plants, her only child strapped to her back and all under the violent, watchful eye of a ruthless drug cartel keen to exploit this impoverished community--and trapping the people in a bloody, rapidly escalating war against an equally corrupt army. But when a loud, mysterious sound is heard raining down from the heavens, the indigenous villagers understand that a change is on the horizon: the children of Pachamama have turned their backs on their mother and the apocalypse is near. Knowing that the time of humankind is over and with all fear gone, the Mixe people soon prepare for an overdue war, traveling deep into the mother forest for a last stand as the forces of nature unleash their wrath, bringing an end to the world as we know it--and ushering in the regenerative powers of a better world—in this astonishing new film of otherworldly beauty from writer, director and DP (along with Mateo Guzmán) Joshua Gil, winner of the FIPRESCI Award--Prix de la Critique de Toulouse and Best Film at the 2020 Santiago International Film Festival.

En lo profundo de los exuberantes bosques montañosos de Oaxaca, una joven madre de la comunidad indigena Mixe cuida entre las arboledas, las plantas ocultas de marihuana con su hijo atado a la espalda, siendo vigilada por el cartel de drogas que explota a su comunidad empobrecida y que somete a su comunidad a una guerra sangrienta que se intensifica rápidamente por la presencia del ejército igualmente corrupto. Pero cuando se escucha un sonido fuerte y misterioso proveniente del cielo, los aldeanos indígenas entienden que un cambio está en el horizonte: los hijos de Pachamama le han dado la espalda a su madre y el apocalipsis se acerca. Sabiendo que la época de la humanidad ha terminado y con todo el miedo desaparecido, la gente Mixe pronto se prepara para una guerra atrasada, viajando a lo profundo del Bosque Madre para una última resistencia mientras las fuerzas de la naturaleza desatan su ira, poniendo fin al mundo como lo sabemos, y dando paso a los poderes regenerativos de un mundo mejor, en esta asombrosa nueva película de belleza sobrenatural del guionista, director y director de fotografía (junto con Mateo Guzmán) Joshua Gil, ganador del Premio FIPRESCI - Prix de la Critique de Toulouse y Mejor Película en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Santiago 2020.

Director Biography

Joshua Gill

Graduated from the Master of Cinematography of the School of Cinema and Audiovisuals of Catalonia (ESCAC) in Barcelona Spain, Joshua Gil began his professional career in the photography department of the film Japan by Carlos Reygadas. Subsequently developed as a DP in short films, feature films and documentaries while deepening his studies abroad with filmmakers such as Patricio Guzman and The Quay Brothers. In 2007 he began his career as director of documentaries, publicity and television series. In 2015 he directed his first feature film La Maldad selected at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.


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