THE FILM ‘WIÑAYPACHA’ WAS PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK AS PART OF THE PERUVIAN FILM CYCLE AT KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

(1st May 2019)

The opening of the Peruvian film cycle took place yesterday at Bush House of King’s College London, with the film "Wiñaypacha", which has being presented for the first time in the United Kingdom.

This is the deeply moving story of Willka and Phaxsi, an elderly couple living in a remote part of the Peruvian Andes. Abandoned by their son Antuco who moved to the city a long time ago, they live at five thousand meters altitude in the middle of snow-capped mountain ranges, facing the merciless passage of time.

This award-winning Peruvian drama by talented filmmaker Óscar Catacora. It is the first Peruvian film shot entirely in the indigenous Aymara language. The screening, with English subtitles, was followed by a panel talk, featuring experts on Peruvian culture and film, hosted by Peruvian filmmaker Karoline Pelikan and Dr. Elisa Sampson Vera Tudela, Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies at King's College London.