A sensitive and beautifully told story about indigenous life in the Andes with an enchanting lead actress.
The Island of the Sun in the middle of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia is a place that’s as mystical as it is picturesque. Lucía’s family lives there with their beloved alpaca, Panchito. After school, the girl and her father weave totora reeds into figurines that her mother sells to the numerous tourists. When her father leaves the island one morning for the capital city of La Paz, Lucía finds it difficult to cope with his absence. But the rhythm of life on the island and the passage of time cause her to rethink things. She realizes that she must choose her own destiny and that her father is no longer the person she longed to have back.
This film is screened in original version with German voice-over.
All ages rating applied for, recommended for ages 8 and up.
Meet the director
Catalina Razzini studied film at the Universidad Católica Boliviana and literature at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in La Paz. She completed her master’s degree in film directing at the Escuela de Artes y Espectáculos TAI in Madrid. In addition to her work as a director, screenwriter, and producer, she taught for several years at the School of Film and Audiovisual Media in La Paz. SUN & DAUGHTER is her debut film.