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Carlos Ormeño Palma - Director - Peruvian independent films



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In a Peruvian city corroded by an eternal and indifferent winter, an androgynous man with indigenous roots faces a future without his lover who suffers an unknown disease.


This is the force of identity overcoming the silent oppression of a city and its inhabitants. A story that encounters sorrow and love as the sea gently touches the shore in the distance.


I believe in cinema as a form of power; a voice that goes beyond silence and darkness. Because, in those places where it is least expected, there is hope. This film seeks to be a call to togetherness, a means to acknowledge the emptiness we carry inside, and above all, to understand the weight of our existence within the end of life.

Cast: Carlos Caycho, Juan Dávila, Lidia Quispe, Ginno Paul Melgar and Pepito

Director, producer and screenwriter: Carlos Ormeño Palma

Line Producer: Pedro Iturria

Sound: Patricio Lagos Bustamante

Sound Design: Abel Castro

Director of Photography: Carlos Ormeño Palma

Music: Fil Uno and Kintu Canela

Production Design: Carlos Flores

Editors: Carlos Ormeño Palma, Inti Briones and Melina León

Associate Producers: Sensual Trip, Rolando Toledo and La Mula Producciones

Production Company: La Fiebre Films

Country: Peru

Language: Spanish

Production year: 2021

Running time:19 minutes

Specs: B&W and Color - 4K - 5.1/Stereo

29° Raindance Film Festival (World Premiere)
68° International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany)
40° Festival Internacional Cinematográfico de Uruguay
14° Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival (Greece)
13° Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (India)
5º Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab (USA)
19° OutFestPerú International LGBT Film Festival (Peru)
21° Dokufest Documentary and Short Film Festival (Kosovo)
14° International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (India)
17° Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (Georgia)
40° Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival (USA)
9° Trujillo Film Festival (Peru)
45° Mill Valley Film Festival (USA)
6° Still Voices Film Festival (Ireland)
73° Montecatini International Short Film Festival (Italy)


"Cinematic delight"
Pawel Wieszczecinski | Kinoscope

"A moving tale of loss and love"
Sterling Hedgpeth | Mill Valley Film Festival

"A film full of tenderness and truth"
Florian Weghorn | Berlinale Talents

"Enlightens the strength of identity"
Susana Bessa | Ípsilon Público Jornal

"An affecting work buoyed by its
exceptional filmmaking"

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ Film Festival

"Powerful, moving, and challenging short in all the best ways"
Danny Moltrasi | Raindance Film Festival

"A Peruvian somber elegiac"
Gary M. Kramer | San Francisco Bay Times