Archive of films Amparo / Amparo

Colombia / Sweden / Qatar
2021, 95 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2021

In this tense social drama, the title character races against time after her son is drafted during an army raid on the streets. A single mother for whom her children are everything, Amparo finds herself at the mercy of a corrupt system as the search for bribe money tests her personal boundaries and the strength of social ties that are already wearing thin. Shown this year as part of Critics’ Week in Cannes.


Synopsis

In this tense social drama, the title character races against time after her son is drafted during an army raid on the streets. A single mother for whom her children are everything, Amparo finds herself at the mercy of a corrupt system as the search for bribe money tests her personal boundaries and the strength of social ties that are already wearing thin. The film shows how differently the corrupt system works for men than it does for women. The main protagonist is surrounded by an oppressive atmosphere of helplessness: Women are subject to the whims of men, and without a “protector” they are essentially constantly at risk, with no chance of escape. Shown this year as part of Critics’ Week in Cannes.

Vít Kořínek

About the director

Simón Mesa Soto (1986, Medellín, Colombia). Filmography: Leidi (2014, short), Mother (Madre, 2016, short), Amparo (2021).

Contacts

The Match Factory
Domstrasse 60, 50668, Cologne
Germany
Tel: +49 221 539 7090
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.the-match-factory.com

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Simón Mesa Soto
Screenplay: Simón Mesa Soto
Dir. of Photography: Juan Sarmiento G.
Music: Benedikt Schiefer
Editor: Ricardo Saraiva
Art Director: Marcela Gomez Montoya
Producer: Juan Sarmiento G., Simón Mesa Soto
Production: Ocultimo
Coproduction: Momento Film, Flare Film
Cast: Sandra Melissa Torres, Diego Alejandro Tobón
Sales: The Match Factory
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