In a dystopian future version of Lima, Peru, 12-year-old Teo and his father Luis work feverishly on a mysterious machine designed to bring rainfall to a city that has not seen rain for a lifetime. As Teo grows up, his devotion to his mad inventor father is compromised by his curiosity for the wider world and he begins questioning this obsession with the machine that has taken over their small apartment.
A wonderfully atmospheric piece, the murky urban setting is perfectly complemented by an eerie, industrial soundscape, and the restrained dialogue hints at backstories while leaving plenty to the imagination. Bringing a dystopian sci-fi twist to the coming-of-age genre, Teo goes his own way like a hardy weed growing in a glimmer of light.
Read notes from Dr Ignacio Aguiló’s introduction to the film here.
Plus/ This film will be preceded by El Padre bueno (Dir Jorge Cañada Escorihula/ES 2022/15 mins).
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