Cenizas (Ashes) I 2017 I 1 h 20 m I Narrative
EFFNY2018 I NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE I IN COMPETITION
Spanish with English subtitles
As Cotopaxi spews ash, issuing an eerie penumbra over Quito and threatening to erupt, a young woman confronts dormant familial conflicts in Ecuadorian writer-director Juan Sebastián Jacome’s poignant new drama.
Desperate for a place to store her things as volcanic disaster looms, Caridad turns to her long-estranged father Galo for help. Galo abandoned Caridad’s mother long ago and is eager to make amends, but questions concerning the nature of his transgressions linger, straining communication between father and daughter and casting grave doubts over the possibility of reconciliation.
Written by Miami Film Festival
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Juan Sebastián Jácome was born in 1983 in Quito, Ecuador. He is a writer and director, known for Ruta de la luna (2012), Cenizas (2018), and Camión de carga (2007).