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After the sudden death of his mother, Ivan, a 30-year-old tabloid photojournalist, looks for his presumed dead father. Although his father's disappearance is an incomplete puzzle of secrets, Ivan will try his best to locate him. However, when he finally meets his father after 20 years, Ivan realizes his quest isn't over, but instead just the beginning of his identity search.


What would have happened if my father had been gay? Would our relationship have been any better? Everything started when my father decided to leave our home. At first, I felt relieved... Living with him was a nightmare. However, as the months passed by, I started feeling something growing inwards inside me. A mixture of sorrow and guilt.


Throughout the years I've tried to describe that feeling in words, but nothing came out until I began to write this film. The Scent of Walls is a journey of reconciliation, a medium to accept the voids of our family through ourselves... Because in the end, maybe what truly connects us to our parents is the thing we ignore the most.


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Production stage: Development

Director, producer, and screenwriter: Carlos Ormeño Palma​

Producer: Marco Moscoso

Director of photography: Inti Briones

Language: Spanish Running time: 100 min

The feature debut of battling Peruvian LGBTQ director-producer Ormeño Palma

"will be the voice of our community’s oldest survivors who still suffer discrimination and oblivion from their families and the state.” 

Excerpt Variety article

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