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ASHES (Cenizas)

World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Juan Sebastian Jacome

Country: Ecuador, Uruguay
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Cenizas

Running Time: 88min
Film Year: 2018
Category: HBO Ibero American Competition

As Cotopaxi spews ash, issuing an eerie penumbra over Quito and threatening to erupt, a young woman confronts dormant familial conflicts in Ecuadorian writer-director Juan Sebastián Jacome’s poignant new drama.

Desperate for a place to store her things as volcanic disaster looms, Caridad turns to her long-estranged Galo father for help. Galo abandoned Caridad’s mother long ago and is eager to make amends, but questions concerning the nature of his transgressions linger, straining communication between father and daughter and casting grave doubts over the possibility of reconciliation.

Alternating between the stunning spectacle of Cotopaxi and the uneasy intimacy of Caridad and Galo’s reunion, Ashes deftly balances the grandiose and the personal, juxtaposing events beyond our control with matters that can only be resolved by having the courage to break the silence and reach out.


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Director: Juan Sebastian Jacome
Producer: Irina Caballero, Andrew Hevia, Germán Tejeira
Screenwriter: Juan Sebastian Jacome
Executive Producer: Irina Caballero

Music: Xavier Muller
Cinematographer: Simon Brauer
Editor: Julián Goyoaga, Germán Tejeira

Cast: Samanta Caicedo, Diego Naranjo, Juana Estrella, Estela Álvarez, Pavel Almeida

Juan Sebastian Jacome

Juan Sebastian Jacome is a screenwriter and director from Quito, Ecuador. His films include “Camión de carga” (07) and Ruta de la luna (12). Ashes (18) is his second feature film.