The new “Breathtaking” VARIETY film UTAMA which is receiving an OSCAR buzz.
The Academy Awards® Entry for Best International Feature Film – Bolivia and is the Winner: Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2022.
|The film spotlights the devastating effects of climate change in one of the most vulnerable places on earth in the Bolivian Highlands 3,500 metres above sea level, with the dislocation of indigenous communities.SCREEN INTERNATIONAL: Bolivia selects Sundance winner ‘Utama’ as Oscar submission (exclusive) | News | Screen (screendaily.com)|
Only in cinemas from 25 November
“Beautifully realised” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“A strikingly beautiful work” SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
“A haunting, hypnotic experience” CNN
“Visually stunning” INDIEWIRE
“Captivating” THE PLAYLIST
“Masterful” THE FILM VERDICT
Academy Awards® Entry for Best International Feature Film – BoliviaWinner: Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2022BFI London Film Festival – Official Selection
|In the Bolivian highlands, at more than 3500 meters above sea level, climate change is forcing communities to change their customary ways of life. Rainy seasons are becoming shorter and droughts are lasting longer, glaciers are thawing and water is becoming scarce, the nights are getting colder and the days hotter. It is one of the most exposed and most vulnerable territories to climate change on Earth.|
|The already hostile territory is becoming increasingly inhospitable, forcing native populations to migrate to cities where they do not know how to live and where they face a language that is not their own. They have very few opportunities in this new environment, particularly the oldest among them. Therefore, many elders are reluctant to join the enormous migration of recent years that has left the Bolivian countryside increasingly uninhabited.|
The Hollywood London Magazine