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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


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

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