El Camino

200891 minsSpanish

Costa Rica - France Saslaya, a 12-year-old girl, escapes from her native Nicaragua with her little brother in search of their mother, who emigrated 8 years ago to neighboring Costa Rica. The fiction merges with documentary, poetry and reality.

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Festivals and awards:

  • Berlin International Film Festival BERLINALE - 2008. (Worldwide Premiere)
  • Cannes Festival 2008. (Pavillon des Cinémas du Sud - Cannes Marché du Film market)
  • Locarno Film Festival 2008. ("Open Doors" Section (special focus on Latin America))
  • Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2008. (Latin American Competition)
  • Friburge International Film Festival, Switzerland, 2008. (Jury Special Award, Special Ecumenical Jury Award)
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival. México,2008. (FIPRESCI Award Internacional Critics Federation, Jury Special Mention and Best Ibero American Film)
  • Toulouse Latin American Film Festival, France, 2008. (Rail D'Oc Award)
  • Santiago International Film Festival SANFIC. Chile, 2008. (Best Latin American Film Award)


Director: Ishtar Yasin
Producer: Astarté Films, Luis Javier Castro and Stéphane Millière
Co Production: Gedeon Programmes
Cast: Sherling Paola Velasquez, Marcos Ulises Jiménez, Morena Guadalupe and Jean-François Stévenin
Screenplay: Ishtar Yasin
Musical Composition: Ulpiano Duarte y Alejandro Cardona
Director of Photography: Jacques Loiseleux y Mauro Herce
Direct sound: Lucho Fuentes
Art Director: Victor Canifrú, Roberto Lizano
Editor: Valerie Loiseleux