Alias Maria
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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Maria, a 13-year-old guerrilla soldier, is given a mission to complete along with three 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.
"We didn't want to shoot an action or war movie. We didn't want to show the violence but what remains of it, from the feminine point of view of a girl, a mother struggling for her future." José Luis Rugeles

Filmmakers Live with director José Luis Rugeles Gracia

tags: Women, Youth/Coming of Age, War, Latin America, Feature film

Cast: Karen Torres, Erik Ruiz, Anderson Gómez, Carlos Clavijo, Lola Lagos


Screenplay: Diego Vivanco

Director of Photography: Sergio Iván Castaño

Film Editor: Delfina Castagnino

Composer: Camilo Sanabria

Production Designer: Oscar Navarro

Costume Design: Alexander Pineda

Sound: Frederico Billordo

Producer: Federico Durán

Production Company: Rhayuela Cine

Co-Producer: Ignacio Rey, Gilles Duffaut, Gastón Rothschild

Co-Production Company: Sudestada Cine, Axxon Films

World Sales: Urban Distribution International

Director: José Luis Rugeles Gracia