After recently being released from prison, Humberto makes a modest living by singing at wakes. His greatest desire is to rebuild his relationship with his estranged daughter and provide her with a decent life, but her grandparents—wealthy Evangelical pastors—are not willing to give up custody of their only granddaughter. Backed into a corner financially and ideologically, Humberto is forced to face his own demons while simultaneously fighting a powerful ecclesiastical institution to which he once belonged.
Set in the central Bolivian city of Cochabamba, the film is a sombre meditation on class, family relationships, and the increasing power of Evangelism in Latin America, reflecting on the region’s persisting legacies of colonialism and the new forms of ideological dependence guiding Bolivian society.
Plus/ This film will be preceded by Tornar a casa (Dir Ariadna Pastor/ES 2022/14 mins).
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