"Winner of three prizes at Cannes including the prestigious Camera D'Or awarded to a first-time film-maker across the whole festival selection.."
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"Burning sugarcane fields shroud a struggling peasant family in a pall of ash in this austere debut from Colombian director Cesar Acevedo..."
- by Variety

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Land and Shade

Director: César Augusto Acevedo Country: Colombia Year: 2015
Cast: Edison Raigosa
Haimer Leal
Marleyda Soto
José Felipe Cárdenas
Run Time: 97 Mins


Alfonso is an old farmer who has returned home to tend to his son, who is gravely ill. He rediscovers his old house, where the woman who was once his wife still lives, with his daughter-in-law and grandson. The landscape that awaits him resembles a wasteland. Vast sugar cane plantations surround the house, producing perpetual clouds of ash. 17 years after abandoning them, Alfonso tries to fit back in and save his family.