Peruvian movie “Retablo,” the first work of director Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio, has put together a winning streak of victories in the international film market.
The production has received 23 awards at the most important film festivals in Toronto, Berlin, La Habana, San Francisco, New York, Bilbao, Madrid, Sydney, Switzerland, Sweden, Vancouver, Chicago, Ukraine, and Houston, among others.
The film is spoken mostly in Quechua (the most widely spoken indigenous language in Peru), and shot in Andean Ayacucho region.
It features Amiel Cayo (member of the Yuyachkani Theatre Group), debut actor Junior Bejar, and award-winning actress Magaly Solier.
Call for tolerance
Retablo makes an urgent call for tolerance and respect for diversity. It explores Andean communities' life, art, and cultural heritage, as well as love and violence —the cause of intolerance.
Junior Beja plays Segundo Paucar, an Ayacucho born-teenager that follows —with admiration— the work of his father, a retablo artist (played by Amiel Cayo), who mentors him in the retablo's universe by sharing his knowledge so that he can carry on the family legacy.
Peruvian actress and singer Magaly Solier stars as Antonia, Segundo's proud mother and the person that keeps the family united until an unexpected event disturbs the harmony at home.
About the production
Retablo is a Peruvian-German-Norwegian co-production. The film was one of the five projects selected in 2013 by renowned laboratory at Sundance Film Festival —chaired by actor Robert Redford— where Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio was provided artistic and technical advice.
The movie will be released all over Peru on May 16, 2019.