Bolivia 2022, 87 mins. Director Alejandro Loayza Grisi. Starring Luisa Quispe, José Calcina and Santos Choque.
Set in the Altiplano a high plateau in the Bolivian Andes, the film is a gentle study of the daily life of an old farming couple facing the end of their way of life in a time of climate change. With breath taking cinematography and naturalistic performances Utama touchingly captures love and traditions in a changing world. Virginio spends his days grazing his llamas and walks greater distances to find any vegetation. Sisa keeps house and walks miles with the village women to fetch precious water as the well is empty. Their grandson comes to visit from the city and tries to convince them to leave and move to the city as their way of life is unsustainable. They must face the effects of a changing environment, the importance of tradition and the meaning of life itself. The director’s first film, it is a visually stunning, simply told story in a dazzling landscape and masterfully integrated music. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Please book a seat by 1pm on the day of the film
Tickets: £9 Members / £12 Non-Members
Doors open at 7.00pm for pre-film drinks (included in the price of the ticket)
Film starts at 7.30pm
Film Talk at 9.30pm