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Our Mothers
(Nuestras Madres)

  •   César Díaz
  •   Guatemala, Belgium, France
  •   Cinemas of the Americas, New Directors Competition

Forensic anthropologist Ernesto works tirelessly to identify the remains of the victims of the Guatemalan Civil War. When he meets an old Mayan woman who might have information that could lead him to his father’s body, Ernesto embarks on a crusade that promises to bring solace to the wounded community and help him uncover his own roots. This subtle yet powerful social drama, winner of the best first feature award at Cannes, gives layered expression to the legacy of profound national trauma.

“This is an appealingly dignified, humane story of the repercussions of the little-known civil war in Guatemala in the 1980s as borne by the country’s women.”
-Screen Daily


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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  •   77 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

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