Towering above the buildings and architecture of La Paz, the camera finds a young couple and their baby through their bedroom window. In this small and precise exercise, the mysteries, anxieties, and dreams of a new life for the family take the scene, captured in their most mundane and affective moments. Between documentary and fiction, micro and macro, exploring the space of the city and the minutiae of domestic life, the film seems to declare deep-seated desires in “The Great Movement” (2021). (G. B.)
Born in La Paz, Kiro Russo has a degree in film direction from the University of Film Studies in Buenos Aires. He directed 4 short films and his debut feature, "Dark Skull" (2016), shot in 16mm, has been selected in over 80 festivals and won 23 awards, including the Special Jury Mention at the Locarno Film Festival in 2016 and the Jury Award at the Valdivia FF. His second feature film, "The Great Movement", won the special jury award at the Venice International Film Festival (2022) and has been screened in several festivals around the world.