by Julio Hernández Cordón

Guatemala/Spain/Chile/Germany 2012, 90 min

In search of a hidden past. In search of a father. In search for revenge.

Ignacio, 30-year old filmmaker and father to a teenage girl, is shooting a documentary with his pregnant girlfriend Alejandra about the disappeared people in 1982 during the armed conflict in an indigenous village. Amongst the families who are looking for their husbands and fathers are Delfina and her son Juan. Delfina still hopes to find her husband, but Juan is fed up with the search. He knows who was responsible for the disappearance of his father: someone who still lives in the same village.


Butterfly Silver Award - Lille IIFF
Grand Prix du Coeur - Toulouse Latin American Film Festival 2013
Best Director Award - International Film Festival Ícaro 2012,
Best International Feature Film - Festival Internacional de Cine Antofagasta 2012, Special Jury Mention - Valdivia International Film Festival 2012


World Premiere: Locarno IFF 2012
North American Premiere: Toronto IFF 2012
Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse 2013
Festival Internacional Lume de Cinema 2013
Miami FF 2013
Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse 2017
Biennial of Graphic Arts 2017

Cast & Crew

Agustín Ortíz Pérez, Eduardo Spiegeler, Alejandra Estrada, Maria Telón Soc

Production: Melindrosa Films, Tic Tac Producciones, Fábula, Autentika Films

Julio Hernández Cordón

Julio Hernández was born in 1975 and his half Guatemalan and half Mexican.
He studied Educational Communication in Guatemala. In 2000 he studied Film Making in Mexico’s Film Training Centre (Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, CCC).
He started producing and directing shortfilms as: Km 31 (2003), De mi corazón un pedacito tú tienes (2004), Maleza (2008), Música de la capital (2009).
He has also directed the following documentaries: Norman (2005) and Sí hubo genocidio (2005).
In 2008 he directed his first full-length film: Gasolina (2008), which has received numerous international awards. In 2010 he premiered at Toronto FF his second full-length film Las Marimbas del Infierno, which has travelled all over the world and received several awarded since then.
In 2009 he started developing Polvo at the Résidence du Festival of Cannes and with the support of the award for development at the 2008 Amiens Festival.