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Utama (2022)



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In the Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living the same daily routine for years. When an uncommonly long drought threatens their entire way of life, Virginio and Sisa face the dilemma of resisting or being defeated by the passage of time. With the arrival of their grandson Clever, the three of them will face, each in their own way, the environment, the necessity for change, and the meaning of life itself.


Critic Reviews for Utama

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Through the love story at the heart of this visually arresting feature debut, Utama offers the audience a relatable connection with a way of life which is on the verge of extinction.

January 30, 2022 | Full Review…

Photographer Alejandro Loayza Grisi makes a stunning transition to cinema in this portrait of an indigenous couple threatened by drought on the Altiplano.

January 28, 2022 | Full Review…

Loayza Grisi has fashioned an exceptional debut that reveals a heightened visual sense, strong skills with non-professional actors, and the shrewd good sense to offer up something fresh and new.

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

Meditative and deeply romantic, Utama understands that renewal is just as inevitable as death, sometimes hope is a much richer path than despair, and that a home is the life you build with others.

January 25, 2022 | Full Review…

[A] beautifully realized feature debut...

January 24, 2022 | Full Review…

Utama is embellished with a few sublime touches of magical realism and Bárbara Alvarez's gorgeously precise cinematography.

January 24, 2022 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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