Dark Skull

( Viejo Calavera )

Kiro Russo

  • Spanish (with English subtitles); 80 min
Marks itself as a modern work of neorealism.
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Dark Skull - Kiro Russo

Bolivia, Qatar, 2016, 80 min
  • Starring: Julio Cesar Ticona “Tortus”, Narciso Choquecallata, Anastasia Daza López, Rolando Patzi, Israel Hurtado, Elisabeth Ramírez Galván
  • Production: Socavón Cine / S.T.M.M.D.H / International Sales: Socavón Cine

Elder Mamaní’s father has died, and it looks as if young Elder couldn’t care less, even though he has no one to take care of him now. He goes to live with his grandmother in the outskirts of the mining city Huanuni, where Francisco, his godfather, gives him a job in a mine. It doesn’t take long for Elder, who cares more about getting high and wandering through dangerous alleys at night, to mess it up. But he soon finds out about a dark secret regarding Francisco’s involvement in his father’s death…