‘Utama - Alejandro Loayza Grisi’

2 Dec.'22
- 19:00

​​​​​​​In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living the same daily routine for years. When an uncommonly long drought threatens their entire way of life, Virginio and Sisa face the dilemma of resisting or being defeated by the passage of time. Everything is precipitated by the arrival of their grandson Clever, who comes to visit with news. In Alejandro Loayza Grisi’s astonishing feature debut, the three of them will face, each in their own way, the environment, the necessity for change, and the meaning of life itself.

Alejandro Loayza Grisi (1985) is a Bolivian filmmaker. As a director of photography he worked in documentary series Planeta Bolivia, and many short films such as Aicha, Dochera and Polvo. He ventures into script and direction with his first feature film, Utama.

The screening is followed by an online conversation with director Alejandro Loayza Grisi.

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Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS


  • Spanish Quechua
  • Subtitles: English

(BO/UY/FR, 2022, DCP, 87')



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