MOTHER LODE

un film de / a film by

Matteo Tortone

SYNOPSIS

Jorge leaves his moto-taxi business in the suburbs of Lima and his family to seek fortune
as a miner, reaching the highest and most dangerous Andean goldmine in Peru.
Lost under a glacier in the mountains, La Rinconada is “the closest city to the sky”. It
attracts thousands of seasonal workers like Jorge, seeking a lucky strike and a better life.
Here starts a journey full of presages, where reality blends with magic, where the myth of richness is built over a sacrifice: every now and then, miners mysteriously disappear, since gold belongs to the Devil, El Tio de la Mina requires sacrifices.

France – Italy -  Switzerland / 2021 / 1h26

Production : Wendigo Films

International Sales : Intramovies

FESTIVAL

Venice 2021 / Critics’ week