Cannes 2019: Guatemalan Film OUR MOTHERS Awarded at Critics' Week

The Guatemalan film Our Mothers / Nuestra madres, the debut feature by César Díaz, was the winner of the SACD (Authors Society) Award at the 58th edition of the Critics’ Week, the parallel section at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2018 Guatemala is riveted on the trial of the military officers who started the civil war. The victims’ testimonials keep pouring in. Ernesto, a young anthropologist at the Forensic Foundation, identifies people who have gone missing. One day, through an old lady’s story, Ernesto thinks he has found a lead that will allow him to find his father, a guerillero who disappeared during the war. 

The SACD Award is given to one of the seven feature films in competition and it’s presented with a cash prize of €5,000. The jury is made up of filmmakers that are members of the board of directors of the SACD.