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In Guaraní and Spanish with English subtitles

With Emilio Barreto, Jazmin Bogarín

A heartfelt story, Guaraní follows fisherman Atilio as he travels with his granddaughter Iara to Buenos Aires. His great desire is to have a grandson to transmit the Guaraní culture. When he discovers that Iara’s mother, Helena, is pregnant, he decides to go on a long journey and cross borders, with the aim to convince Helena to give birth in the Guarani land…

Directed by talent to watch Luis Zorraquín, Guaraní features an outstanding script. Part road movie and part coming-of-age drama, the film portrays two generations of Paraguayans whose views of the world seem centuries apart. The long journey will make Atilio and Iara understand the real meaning of traditions and family bonds.

Filmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM

About the Director
Luis Zorraquín studied at the FUC (Fundación Universidad del Cine) in Argentina and improved his screenwriting skills with legendary director José Martínez Suárez. Zorraquín developed his professional career in commercials and feature films where he worked as assistant director. He directed four short films. Guaraní is his first feature Film.
Press

“The film fascinates with a lifelike plot and beautiful cinematography…Guaraní is a heartfelt story you should certainly look at. ” – Marleen Roosna, POSTIMEES

“A bittersweet afterglow of an ancient culture in decline’ can be felt in Paraguayan-Argentinian co-production Guaraní, a world premiere from director Luis Zorraquín. ” – Leo Barraclough, VARIETY

“A journey of self discovery and reconciliation through the scenic Paraguayan countryside.” – Leo Barraclough, VARIETY

Notes on Film

Some time ago, when I was in Paraguay, I got to know the Guaraní culture, which still beats and subsists despite the huge silence and wars. Now, many people emigrate looking for a better future. I wanted to tell a story that took place in the border, with a strong Paraguayan view, opposing culture values that seem to be lost to the youngsters.