Viejo Calavera

By

Kiro Russo

Duration

77 MIN

Language

Spanish

Subtitles

English

Country

Qatar, Bolivia

Year

2016

You will never regret having seen an INITIATION DRAMA about SURVIVAL

Synopsis

Elder Mamaní’s father dies and is forced to live with his grandmother away from the city. Francisco’s godfather finds him a job at the mine where they work together. Elder skips work daily and Francisco’s co-workers mock him. They also know some dark secrets between Francisco and Elder’s deceased father. Elder wonders. Elder is lost in a tunnel ready to be blasted, Francisco leaves him there.  Elder survives and miners see him as good luck. As miners travel away, the conflict between Elder and Francisco unravels.

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Direction

Kiro Russo

Director, producer and scriptwriter Kiro Russo was born in La Paz, and studied directing at the
Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. He made the short films ‘Enterprisse’ (2010), ‘Juku’ (2012)
and ‘New Life’ (2015), winning prices at significant film festivals including the Festival del Film
Locarno, the San Sebastian Film Festival, IndieLisboa, the Festival Internacional de Cine Unam,
the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival and the Kaohsiung Film Festival, among many
others. Russo’s earlier works have a very close relationship to his first feature-length film ‘Dark
Skull’, which is now in post-production.

Sound designer

Kiro Russo
Pepo Razzari

Cinematographer

Pablo Paniagua

Cast

Julio Cezar Ticona “Tortus”
Narciso Choquecallata
Anastasia Daza López

Art direction

Carlos Piñeiro

Original Title

Viejo Calavera

English Title

Dark Skull

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