WIÑAYPACHA Film Screening

Cine Latino, the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, King’s College London and the Embassy of Peru in the United Kingdom proudly present the screening of Wiñaypacha, The first Peruvian film shot entirely in the indigenous Aymara language!

This award-winning Peruvian drama by talented filmmaker Óscar Catacora, featuring stunning cinematography, tells a story of abandonment, both of the elderly and of their remote rural environment.

The screening, with English subtitles, will be 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.

Synopsis:
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. Every day they pray to their gods, tend their land and eat what Mother Earth offers them. And every day they wonder: when will their son finally come to rescue them?

The screening is free, but due to a limited number of seats, we recommend booking your ticket(s) in advance! First 40 tickets include admission to Wine Reception.

Get your tickets here

 

WHEN: Wednesday 1 May, 2019 from 18:30 - 20:30

WHERE: King’s College London Bush House

(30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG)