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Alias Maria

By José Luis Rugeles Gracia

Country: Colombia, Argentina, France

Language: Spanish

Original title: Alias Maria

Casting: Karen Torres, Erik Ruiz, Anderson Gómez, Carlos Clavijo

Production year: 2015

Runtime: 01h32

Production company: Rhayuela Cine, Sudestada Cine, Axxon Films

Maria, a 13-year-old guerrilla soldier, is given a mission to complete along with 3 other soldier-kids: bring the commander’s newborn baby to safety in a neighboring town. But nobody knows the secret she is hiding: Maria is pregnant, and having a child is forbidden in the guerrilla. During the mission her secret is revealed and she runs away to avoid being forced to abort.
Through Maria’s eyes we experience the devastating results of Colombia’s armed conflict: towns ravaged by massacres, peasants trapped in the cross-fire, parents who have lost their children, and kids trying to grow up normally amid the carnage.
Thanks to a new instinct born inside her, Maria will find the strength to look for a new life.

Cannes 2015 – Un Certain Regard

Filmfest München 2015

Motovun IFF 2015

Lima IFF 2015

Helsinki 2015

AFI Latin American FF 2015

Haifa IFF 2015 – Carmel Competition

Beirut IFF 2015 – International Panorama Section

Mill Valley IFF 2015

Films From the South FF 2015

Warsaw IFF 2015 – Discoveries Section

Alice Nella Citta 2015

DocLisboa IFF 2015 – New Visions Section

Sao Paulo IFF 2015 – New Filmakers Competition

Morelia IFF 2015

Colombo IFF 2015 – Essence of Asia Section

Kolkata IFF 2015

Camerimage IFF 2015 – Director’s Debut Section

Gijon IFF 2015 – Rellumes Section

Palm Springs IFF 2016 – World Cinema Now Section

Icaf Chennai 2016

Göteborg IFF 2016 – Panorama Section Five Continents

Women’s Filmest in Vienna 2016

Kosmorama Trondheim IFF 2016

San Diego Latino IFF 2016

Fribourg IFF 2016 – International Competition – Economical Jury Award

Minneapolis St Paul IFF 2016

Chicago Latino FF 2016

Beijing IFF 2016 – Best Script Award

Zlin FF 2016

Cinemaissi Festival de Cinéma Latinoamericano de Finlandia 2016

World Film Days Thusis 2016

International Young Audience Ale Kino FF 2016 – Golden Goats for Best Feature Film for Young People