El Lugar Mas Pequeño (Mexico)
5 13 April 2019

The Tiniest Place

El Lugar Mas Pequeño

  • Tatiana Huezo Sánchez

Synopsis

In the small village of Cinquera, memories of the civil war in El Salvador are still very much alive; they are part of everyday life here. The inhabitants will never be able to forget the trauma of what they experienced, their heartbreaking memories of slaughtered friends and family and the masses of the dead they found upon returning from exile in the forest. Filmmaker Tatiana Huezo Sánchez has taken a unique, creative approach to tackling the subject, a common theme for documentaries. Her film moves gently between the villagers’ revelations about their life stories and images from their everyday life today, at home with their families or out in the forest. The trees, which offered protection during the war and now provide sustenance in times of peace, are silent witnesses that still bear the scars of history. In The Tiniest Place, the forest comes to represent the act of remembering—it is green, the color of hope, but it is also vast, deep and impenetrable. With its constant back-and-forth between recollections and the present, between death and life, the film weaves a dense tapestry of living memory in El Salvador and provides a masterful and visually imposing view on life after war. 
 
Andrea Wildt
Section:  Cinquante
Length: 104'
Country: Mexico
Year: 2011
Language(s): Spanish
VdR edition : 2019

Production

Liliana Pardo  (Centro De Capacitation Cinematografica)

Sales Contact

Bianca Fontez
Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
bianca@imcine.gob.mx

Screenings

Language(s):  Spanish
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Sunday 7 April
  • 18:30