Fiction

AMPARO

2021
A feature film by Simón Mesa Soto

A Ocultimo Production in co-production with Momento Film, Flare Film and Medio de Contención Producciones.
With the support of Cine Crea Colombia, Swedish Film Institute, Doha Film Institute.


SYNOPSIS
Colombia, 1990’s. A single mother attempts to keep her family together after her son is drafted by the army and assigned to the front in the country’s most dangerous war zone. To do this, she embarks on a journey against time in a society ruled by men, corruption and violence.


CREW
Writer & Director: Simón Mesa Soto
Producers: Juan Sarmiento G. I Simón Mesa Soto
Co- Producers: David Herdies I Martin Heisler
Director of Photography: Juan Sarmiento G.
Editor: Ricardo Saraiva

CAST
Sandra Melissa Torres
Diego Alejandro Tobón
Luciana Gallego
John Jairo Montoya

WORLD PREMIERE 2021
Semaine de la Critique, Cannes, France
    ★ Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award for Sandra Melissa Torres


FESTIVALS
• 55. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2021
• 25. Festival de Cine de Lima, Peru, 2021
• 38. Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, 2021
• San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, Spain, 2021
• Busan Intl. Film Festival (BIFF), 2021
• Chicago Intl. Film Festival, USA, 2021
• Sao Paulo International Filmfestival; Brazil 2021
• Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, Mexico, 2021
• Internationale Hofer Filmtage, Germany, 2021
• Sydney Film Festival, Australia, 2021