Alcira is a peasant woman, whose features bear her pain and sorrow. She lives alone in a peasant house. Henry, shy and demure, comes over to help with trying tasks. Their relationship is strained. Alcira becomes annoyed whenever Henry is near. Henry, for his part, is uncomfortable but tries to come nearer to her. Alcira gradually makes an effort to be kinder. She shares moments with Henry, where she excruciatingly mentions her dead son. Her talks distress Henry. For Alcira, these are moments of liberation: she releases shards of great affliction. Little by little, the tension relaxes. Henry feels increasingly comfortable. Alcira even considers Henry akin to her deceased son: the son slain by Henry in the armed conflict. Commitment and time to know him results in Alcira forgiving him.

Director Bio

Alejandra is a filmmaker and scriptwriter born in Bogotá, Colombia. She graduated with honors from the undergrad Film & TV program at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, 2014. Then she decided to pursue a Film Master Degree in Scriptwriting at the International Film and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, where she graduated in 2015. Her short film Amalgama won the Proimagenes Grant for Short Film Production, Colombia 2016 and had its international premiere at Huesca International Film Festival. Currently, she is writing three feature films, one personal, the other two by commission.


  • Directed by:Alejandra Wills
  • Written by:Alejandra Wills
  • Produced by:Alejandra Wills
  • Runtime:13 mins
  • Completion Date:June 14, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Colombia
  • Country of Filming:Colombia
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:Programme 8
  • Screening Time / Venue:Fri AUG 14
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE
  • Links: Instagram

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