Colombia, Amazon: the Cácuas are supposedly incapable of love, because they don’t have any words for such a feeling. At the same time, there is an increasing number of suicides within their community committed by young men suffering from a broken heart. The filmmaker, himself a descendent of indigenous people, wants to get to the bottom of this phenomenon and travels to the jungle to spend some time living with the people there. A relationship that could almost be described as tender begins to develop. Samay Claro
Writer: Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento. Camera: David Garcia. Sound: Nicolas Pommier. Editing: Noé Bries Silva. Music: Clémentine Pacalet. Production: Fox the Fox. Producer: Micha Wald. Length: 92 min. International Sales: CBA
Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento's name often earned him ridicule in his childhood, as it refers to his indigenous origins. He was born in Bogotá in 1987, the son of a lawyer and a supermarket worker. At the age of 19, he left his country for Europe and enrolled at the Poitiers School of Fine Arts on a student visa. During his studies, he became more and more interested in cinema and eventually successfully passed the entrance exam at the IAD film school in Belgium. In 2018, his graduation film SIMON CRIES was screened at many festivals. ADIEU SAUVAGE is his debut in feature-length documentary filmmaking.
SIMON CRIES, BE 2018 (Short film)
Nominated for the VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international
Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.