The Bridge Master's Daughter
The bridge master's daughter
Matthew Leahy, Elisa Stone
2017, États-Unis, Pérou, 81′
In the Peruvian highlands, a master craftsman oversees a 300-year-old bridge-weaving tradition, ensuring that the last surviving footbridge of the Incan empire continues to connect the Arisapana family’s past to its future. As Victoriano’s three children grow into
adulthood, he struggles to maintain this ancient landmark and all it represents, as his sons and daughter hear the call of the city and a different kind of life. Just two weeks before her first day of high school, Victoriano learns that his daughter Ruth Laurita has disappeared. Though once a dedicated student and bold young trailblazer, she’s fallen in love and run away with her older boyfriend.
Ruth Laurita’s journey toward self-empowerment becomes mired in the unfortunate cycle of patriarchal oppression; Victoriano's ability to balance his obligations to his people and his family is tested; and they each face the inherent conflict of a culture both threatened by change and eager for it.