Our Mothers

FAST FORWARD 2019 / Projections:
11/12/2019 / 17:00h / Montenegrin National Theatre – Studio Scene / Podgorica

Cesar Diaz / Guatemala, Belgium, France / 2019 / 78′

Director: Cezar Diaz
Screenplay: Cezar Diaz
Editor: Damien Maestraggi
Music: Rémi Boubal
Production: Needs Productions, Perspective Films, Proximus, Cine Concepcion
Producers: Géraldine Sprimont, Delphine Schmit, Joaquin Ruano, Pamela Guinea
Starring: Armando Espitia, Emma Dib, Aurelia Caal, Julio Serrano Echeverría, Victor Moreira


This year’s Belgian Oscar nominee deals with the aftermath of a long-running civil war in Guatemala that resulted in the ethnic cleansing of indigenous peoples. The year is 2018 and the whole country is preoccupied with the trials of former Civil War commanders, with victim statements coming from all sides. Ernesto is a young forensic anthropologist whose job it is to identify the bodies of the dead. One day, in the story of an old witness, he notices a clue that might lead him to the father of a guerrilla who disappeared in the war.

O autoru

Cezar Diaz is Guatemala-born editor and director. After completing his studies in Mexico and Belgium, he attended a screenwriting workshop at the La Fémis Film School in Paris. He is the author of short documentaries Semillas de Cenizas and Territorio Liberado (2014), awarded with the IMCINE Mexican Film Award.

Festivali i nagrade

Cannes Film Festival 2019, France – Goldern Camera and SACD Award at the Critics’ Week
Chicago International Film Festival 2019, USA – Silver Hugo Award in New Directors Competition
Film Festival Oostende 2019, Belgium – Look Prize for Best Photography
Hamburg Film Festival 2019, Germany
Jerusalem Film Festival 2019, Israel
Lima Latin American Film Festival 2019, Peru