En el Nombre de la Hija
Fiction / Ecuador / 2011 / 1h40 / 35 mm / color / VOSTF
English title: In the Name of the Girl
Production: Ecuador para Largo, Gestionarte Cine
Screenplay: Tania Hermida
Director of photography: Armando Salazar
Editing: Juan Carlos Donoso, Vanessa Amores
Cast: Eva Mayu Mecham, Markus Mecham, Juana Estrella, Pancho Aguirre
The summer of 1976 in Ecuador. In the heart of the Andes, 9 year-old Manuela and her 5 year-old younger brother, Camilo, spend their holidays with their cousins on their grandparents farm. Raised in a communist and atheist family and convinced that her parents are taking part in the Revolution in Colombia, the young girl finds herself confronted with beliefs different from her own. She soon learns to find her own path: that of imagination.
Tania Hermida, festival guest
Born in Cuenca in Ecuador, Tania Hermida studied directing at the International Cinema and Television School in San Antonio de los Banos (Cuba) and took a master degree in cultural studies in Spain. For ten years, she taught at the University of San Francisco de Quito. During the time she began directing short films and worked as assistant director on the films Proof of Life by Taylor Hackford (2000), Cronicas by Sebastian Cordero (2004) and, in particulary, Maria Full of Grace by Joshua Marston (2004). Her first feature film How Much Further was internationally acclaimed both by the public and by critics. En el Nombre de la Hija is her second feature film.
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