dir. Alberto Herskovits, Mikael Wiström, Sweden, 2010, 82 mins
Screening times
May 7 11:00, Kinoteka 7
May 8 13:00, Kinoteka 7
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A poignant documentary spanning over a poverty-stricken Peruvian family trying to stay together in the midst of great difficulty. The story begins in 2006. Naty has lost her steady employment and can’t find a new job. With great anxiety she decides to leave her family to look for work in Spain. Two years later she returns to Peru, and finds her family in turmoil. But also Naty has changed…

The main characters are the members of a poor Peruvian family. 55-year-old mother Naty decides to leave for Spain to find work, thereby ensuring a better future for her family. A film of high sensitivity, it develops the double plot line of Naty’s lonely life in unknown surroundings as a hotel maid and the life of the family she left behind. The filmmakers succeeded in thoroughly drawing out the individual family members, and the result is an unostentatious portrait which convincingly depicts the full range of their emotions. Subtle music and outstanding camerawork add to the film’s emotional power, as do aptly incorporated black-and-white snapshots from their family album.


Wybrane nagrody i festiwale/Selected festivals and awards: 2010 – MFF Göteborg, Nagroda dla Najlepszego Szwedzkiego Filmu Dokumentalnego/IFF Göteborg, Dragon Award for the Best Swedish Documentary, 2010 - Silverdocs, 2010 - MFF Karlowe Wary, Nagroda dla Najlepszego Filmu Dokumentalnego/IFF Karlovy Vary, Award for Best Documentary, 2010 – Tempo.


Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Alberto Herskovits
Producent/Production: Mikael Wiström

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