los caídos

a film by Damián Sainz Edwards• fiction • Cuba •in development

synopsis

Orestes’s world crumbles when his daughter, whom he abandoned when she came out as a transwoman, is found dead. He refuses to bury her in the family vault and tries to return to his lonely life. Yet when Orestes finds out that his daughter had a son, he dreams of having a family again. Fighting his own biases, Orestes will make peace with his grandson, with his daughter's ghost and with himself.

supported by

Go Cuba, World Cinéma Ámsterdam. 2021

Cuban Film Fund for Development. 2020

Ibermedia Development Fund. 2020

workshops and awards

La Fabrique du Cinéma du Monde. France  (2021)

European Film Market, Berlinale Talent Project Market. Germany (2021)

TFI NetworkKonsonant Music Prize. USA (2020)

BrLab. Brasil (2020)

Cinefilia Lab Guión. Colombia (2020)

EICTV Nuevas Miradas · TFI Network Direct Pass EICTV Image Post Production Prize · Wajiros Films teaser Prize . Cuba  (2019)

6G Script Lab for Cuban projects. Cuba (2019)