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Directed by Miguel Pereira • Drama • With Leopoldo Aban, Juan José Camero, Guillermo Delgado • 1987 • 96 minutes
Miguel Pereira’s first feature is a profound and moving tale of a young shepherd boy growing up in a remote village in the Argentinian mountains. The film traces his life via his friendship with his teacher and takes it right up to his departure on the ship Belgrano to fight for his country. It addresses the wider political issues of a country under immense political change after the military coup in 1976, by focusing on this one small life.
“A notable achievement… a film to catch.” —New Internationalist