Inca Empire territory, 1538. The chasqui Sisco runs to relay a message. Unexpectedly, he runs into a strange visitor in the mountains. In this short film, conceived and edited alongside Pablo Paniagua, the director returns to pre-colonial times to present another perspective on the Spaniards’ arrival to America, incorporating foundational traditions to visions of the vast Bolivian rural landscapes in a contemplative tale of its history. (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.