Land of ashes



Selva (13) lives in a Caribbean coastal town. After the sudden disappearance of her only motherly figure, Selva is the only one left to take care of her grandfather, who doesn’t want to live anymore. Between mysterious shadows and wild games, she debates whether helping her grandfather achieve his desire, even though this might mean going through her last moments of childhood alone.


Year: 2019

Runtime: 82 min

Category: (NC-17)

Genre: Drama

Language: Spanish


Country: Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, France


Director(s): Sofía Quirós Ubeda

Producer(s): Samuel Chauvin, Mariana Murillo, Cecilia Salim, Millaray Cortés, Matías Echeverría

Cast: Smachleen Gutiérrez, Humberto Samuels, Kesha Brown, Hortensia Smith

Contact(s): Totem Films

Sofía Quirós Ubeda

She was born in 1989. In 2008 she migrated to study film at the University of Buenos Aires and in 2011 she directed the documentary short film “Al otro lado”, which toured various festivals and won several awards. In 2015, Quirón directed the short film “Entre la tierra”, selected at various international festivals, such as Viña del Mar, Sao Paulo, Cartagena de Indias and Clermont Ferrand. Sofía filmed his first feature film “Black Ash” supported by the fund Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, the Ibermedia Program, the World Cinema Fund and the Tribeca Latin American Fund, among others. Her most recent short film “Jungle” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Critics Week 2017 and has been screened in more than 20 cities around the world and has received awards in Biarritz, Guanajuato and Buenos Aires.


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