The Trial
Filmfest 2007

THE TRIAL pushes the road movie into the upper reaches of remotest Peru and into dicey narrative territory. Filmmaker Judith Velez expresses a love of land akin to – and in some ways surpassing – BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and, with co-writer Augusto Cabada, ambitiously tries to dramatize a daughter’s peculiar attempts to make sense of her troubled family’s history... In Arequipa, she forms an unlikely partnership with hydraulic engineer and dam expert Saul, who drives her far into the Andean countryside where clues indicate Ignacio (her brother) may be hiding. Robert Koehler, Variety, April 11, 2006

tags: Feature film

Cast: Denisse Arreguí, Mario Bedoya, Eliana Borja, Willy Gutiérrez, David Mendoza


Director: Judith Vélez