War photographer Grace renounces her job after a devastating incident. Her husband Max is a surgeon in Peru’s high Andes. Nearby, villagers get ill because of a mercury spill from a mine. As they turn their rage on the foreign doctors, Max is killed. Grace decides to visit the place of his death.
The second part of a trilogy from directing duo Jessica Woodworth & Peter Brosens, Altiplano is set among the breathtaking landscapes of the Peruvian Andes—an area often desecrated by mercury excavations. A story at once tragic and spiritual, the film is enriched by striking cinematography.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States