Director César Augusto Acevedo explores family, redemption and the ghosts of the past in this anticipated directorial debut. The movie is produced by Burning Blue, the company responsible for many of the internationally-successful Colombian films of recent years, including “La Playa D.C” and “Los Hongos.”
The film’s official synopsis reads: “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 fit back in and save his family.”
“La tierra y la sombra” was selected as one of seven films out of over 1,000 submissions to compete in Cannes Critics’ Week. Watch the film’s exclusive trailer above.