Mother Lode

Matteo Tortone | Italy, France, Switzerland | 2021 | 86'
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Mother Lode
Synopsis
Jorge leaves the outskirts of Lima and his family to seek fortune in a goldmine, following the promise of the mother lode. In a journey which takes on many omens, where reality and magic thought are confused, the myth of richness is built up on a sacrifice with increasingly concrete outlined, whilst the borders between victims and perpetrators become blurred and confused. 
Cast
José Luis Nazarios Campos, Damian Segundo Vospey, Maximiliana Campos Guzman, Juan José Nazario Campos, Juan Pedro Nazario Campos, Cristian Nazario Campos, Katerine Campos, Jhoni Chambi, Ernesto Luis Paredes Villa, Carla Fernanda Napoleon Vasquez, Estrella Maria Herman Luis, Franky Daniel Chura Canazaca
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Wendigo Films, Malfé Film, C-Side Productions
Editing
Mathieu Granier, Matteo Tortone
Cinematography
Patrick Tresch
Editing
Enrico Giovannone
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
Italian
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Biography
Matteo Tortone was born in1982. After having studied the Arts at the University of Turin, he worked in the field of the creative documentary as author, producer and director of photography. In 2011, he won the Jury’s Prize at the Kazan Film Festival with White Men, co-directed with Alessandro Baltera, and in 214 the Prize for the Best Photography at the Krakow Film Festival with Rada, directed by Alessandro Abba Legnazzi. Since 2016 he has worked as a producer with Malfé Film. In 2018 he did the photography of After the crossing by Joel Akafou, presented in 2020 at the Berlinale Panorama. With the project of Mother Lode he won the Eurimages Lab Award (Agora Work in Progress TIFF2019), and the film was presented in the competition of the Critics’ Week at Venice in 2021.
Filmography
2021 - Mother Lode, ff
2015 - On opposing fields, ff
2012 - Swahili Tales, sf
2011 - White men, ff
2007 - La sala da the, sf

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