Director: Andrés Rodríguez

Guatemala | 2022 | K’iche’ and Spanish with English subtitles | 76 min 

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Hector returns to his village after a long and difficult migration. He comes home to a possessive mother, a distant wife, a son that doesn’t recognize him, and a community that pushes him out. Hector decides to take back his life by way of force, driving the whole town into near chaos.

Héctor regresa a su pueblo después de una larga y difícil migración. Llega a casa con una madre posesiva, una esposa distante, un hijo que no lo reconoce y una comunidad que lo expulsa. Héctor decide recuperar su vida por la fuerza, lo que lleva a toda la ciudad al caos.

Andres Rodríguez was born in Guatemala in 1983. He studied Film and Television at Galileo University and over the last eight years has worked in the production or direction team for several feature films. He has directed four short films, including Darvin, which premiered in Bogo Shorts Bogota. Roza participated in the Development Workshop of Ibermedia, the Panama Film Lab, and Cinergia Lab. The film received funding from the Ibermedia Corproduction Program and won the CRFIC Post Production Award. He is currently in development of his second feature, Los Invisibles, which was selected to Tres Puertos Lab and Ibermedia Script Workshop.