Land of Ashes (Ceniza Negra)
Director: Sofia Quirós Ubeda
Section: International Competition
Country: Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, France | Year: 2019
Language(s): Spanish | Time: 82 mins
Selva, thirteen, lives in a Caribbean coastal town. After the sudden disappearance of her only motherly figure, she is the only one left to take care of her grandfather, who doesn’t want to live anymore. Between mysterious shadows and wild games, she debates about helping her grandfather achieve his desire, even though this might mean going through the last moments of her childhood alone.
Sofia Quirós Ubeda studied Sound and Image Design at the University of Buenos Aires. Her short film Selva (2017) premiered at Critics’ Week at Cannes Film Festival. Since then, it went to screen in over 40 cities around the world, gathering awards like the TV5 Prize in Biarritz and the Women in Film and TV Award given by the Guanajuato International Film Festival.