‘El Gran Movimiento,’ a Venice Horizons Special Jury Prize Winner, Drops a Trailer (Exclusive)

‘El Gran Movimiento,’ a Venice Horizons Special Jury Prize Winner, Drops a Trailer (Exclusive)
Variety has been granted exclusive access to a trailer of Bolivian director Kiro Russo’s second feature, “El Gran Movimiento,” which is premiering at the Zabatelgi Tabakalera section at San Sebastián, after winning the Venice Horizons Special Jury Prize earlier this month.

Sold by Brussels-based Best Friend Forever, it has been acquired for the U.K. and Ireland by Sovereign Film Distribution. It centers around an encounter between a lung-diseased-former-miner Elder (Julio César Ticona) and an eccentric shaman Max (Max Eduardo), who attempts to restore him back to health.

As with his earlier feature “Dark Skull,” Russo – who trained at Fuc Buenos Aires – blends documentary elements with fictional narrative, which the director has said is inspired by French director Robert Bresson.

The La Paz-born filmmaker added that his films also draw on the stories of friends whom he has filmed over the years; and they tend to follow on from
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