CHICAMA Is Named Best Peruvian Film of the Year


The Peruvian Motion Picture Press Association (Asociación Peruana de Prensa Cinematográfica, APRECI) named Chicama (pictured) by director Omar Forero as Best Peruvian Film of the Year.

The film had its world premiere at the last edition of the Lima Film Festival in August where it received five prizes including the awards for Best Peruvian Film and a Special Jury Mention.

It is the first time in the four years of the honor that APRECI selects as Best of the Year a film not made in Lima, as Chicama was produced in Trujillo. Previous winners include Claudia Llosa's La teta asustada / The Milk of Sorrow, Héctor Gálvez's Paraíso and Rosario García-Montero's Las malas intenciones / The Bad Intentions.

Chicama, the third feature film by Forero, tells the story of César a recent graduate of a teacher's college who has a hard time getting a job, so he accepts a position in a rural school in small mountain town.