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CENIZAS | Film Festivals

After its commercial release in Ecuador an Uruguay, CENIZAS won several awards at international film festivals such as the Festival Internacional de Cine de las Alturas (Best Film and Best Actor), Kunturñawi Film Festival (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing), the Guayaquil International Film Festival (Best Film and Best Actor), and the Hispanic Culture Film Festival Saint Augustine (Best Film, Best Director). Additionally, actress Samanta Caicedo received an Special Recognition for her work in CENIZAS at the Muestra de Cine Línea Imaginaria en Madrid.
CENIZAS has been selected in competition in important festivals around the world such as the Miami Film Festival, Havana Film Festival, Festival do Rio, Kolkata International Film Festival, IFFPanama, etc.

Sharply observed… accomplishes the nearly impossible” – The Hollywood Reporter
Striking” – Filmmaker Magazine
A movie not to miss… perfectly played” - Cinema365
“Juan Sebastián has portrayed in CENIZAS the harrowing process of becoming adults, of recognizing ourselves as ephemeral, and capable of the most noble actions as well as the most perverse.”La Barra Espaciadora
“Moving… The actor who plays Galo, Diego Naranjo, really works a miracle”Babieca Magazine
“One of the best national premieres in recent years”Jorge Vega Reyes

 

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CENIZAS – Trailer and Premiere

This March 2018, CENIZAS had its world premiere in competition at the Miami Film Festival; in April, the film had its Latin American premiere at the IFF Panama. This June 15th, CENIZAS will have its commercial Eucadorian premiere in all major cities and film theaters.

Sharply observed… accomplishes the nearly impossible” – The Hollywood Reporter
Striking” – Filmmaker Magazine
A movie not to miss… perfectly played” - Cinema365 

Production Companies: AbacaFilms (Ecuador), Raindogs Cine (Uruguay)
International Sales: FiGa Films
With the Support of: Instituto de Cine y Creación Audiovisual Ecuador, Programa Ibermedia.
Genre: Drama
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Synopsis:

Caridad hasn’t spoken to her father in years—not since he left the family under a cloud of suspicion and accusations. But that changes when a long dormant volcano starts spewing ash and Caridad finds herself isolated and trapped within the blast zone. Out of options, she reaches out to her father and confronts the emotions she repressed for so many years.

CENIZAS is an keenly observed and delicately rendered family drama and the second feature from Ecuadorian writer/director Juan Sebastián Jácome. This film is an examination of a family in crisis set under the looming cloud of a geological disaster. Joined by Samanta Caicedo as Caridad and Diego Naranjo as her father Galo, Jácome explores the moments and emotions that lead to the confrontation of issues that that stayed as tabboos for many years.

Director: Juan Sebastián Jácome
Executive Producer: Irina Caballero
Producers: Irina Caballero, Andrew Hevia, Germán Tejeira
Screenplay: Juan Sebastián Jácome
Editors: Julián Goyoaga, Germán Tejeira
Director of Photography: Simón Brauer
Music: Xavier Müller
Sound: Estebanoise Brauer
Production Design: Emilia Dávila
Wardrobe: Carmen Dávila Falconí
Assistant Director: Carlos Ramírez
Cast: Samanta Caicedo, Diego Naranjo, Juana Estrella, Estela Álvarez, Pavel Almeida

CENIZAS (2018)

Ecuador / USA / Uruguay / 80 minutes

Caridad hasn’t spoken to her father in years—not since he left the family under a cloud of suspicion and accusations. But that changes when a long dormant volcano starts spewing ash and Caridad finds herself isolated and trapped within the blast zone. Out of options, she reaches out to her father and confronts the emotions she repressed for so many years.

CENIZAS is an keenly observed and delicately rendered family drama and the second feature from Ecuadorian writer/director Juan Sebastián Jácome. This film is an examination of a family in crisis set under the looming cloud of a geological disaster. Joined by Samanta Caicedo as Caridad and Diego Naranjo as her father Galo, Jácome explores the moments and emotions that lead to the confrontation of issues that that stayed as tabboos for many years.

This films is a coproduction between AbacaFilms and Rain Dogs Cine (Uruguay). Rain Dogs is the production company behind ANINA and UNA NOCHE SIN LUNA. CENIZAS is produced by Irina Caballero (RUTA DE LA LUNA), Andrew Hevia (MOONLIGHT, Best Picture Winner at the 2017 Academy Awards), and Germán Tejeira from Rain Dogs Cine.
Sales and festivals representation is managed by FiGa Films.

For its shooting stage, CENIZAS received grants from international film funds such as Programa Ibermedia and CNCine Ecuador (ICCA Ecuador).

The cast of CENIZAS is also composed by Juana Estrella, Estela Álvarez, and Pavel Almeida. The crew includes the participation of director of photography Simón Brauer (ALBA), art director Emilia Dávila (MEJOR NO HABLAR DE CIERTAS COSAS), editor Julián Goyoaga (ANINA), composer Xavier Müller (RUTA DE LA LUNA), sound designer Estebanoise Brauer (SIN MUERTOS NO HAY CARNAVAL), etc.

CENIZAS is currently finished and will have its international premiere in the first semester of 2018.
(updated: January 2018)