Eldorado XXI

Eldorado XXI · Eldorado XXI

Salomé Lamas

2016, PRT, FRA, 125', M12

Competition 2016 / Há Filmes na Baixa!

28 Nov 2016 · TM Rivoli, Pequeno Auditório · 18H30

01 Dec 2016 · TM Rivoli, Grande Auditório · 22H00

09 Feb 2017 · Passos Manuel · 22H00

At 5100m altitude, the sky's still far away. Despite the promise of gold and prosperity, La Rinconada (the highest village of the world, located in Peru) operates, first of all, as a hard place where men and women try out, against the forces of nature and its own despair, the last escaping plan from the multiple kind of misery to which they seem to be doomed. Salomé Lamas gave voice to the stories of these people, told by their own, rather than confine the film to the unquestionable power of the images. For that reason, the sound takes up a major role in this documentary. Especially in the first part, when the camera remains still and vigilant while the night gradually takes over the landscape. At La Rinconada, there are more victims of shootings and stabbings than from accidents at work, thought there are many. No wonder that the film shows both the hard and particular work of the miners as well as the universally harshness of life. Of this life.  (Daniel Marques Pinto)