At Lago Film Fest “The great movement” by one of the most important and young voices in independent cinema

Kiro Russo is one of the most important and young voices in independent cinema. Through his films he chronicles Bolivia, the Southern Cone, and the mining and nontropical Latin America. He creates works that blend fiction and documentary with extreme and delicate poetry, assembling tales and realities that populate the highest peaks of the Andes.

His second feature film, “The Great Movement,” screened in the Orizzonti section at the last Venice Film Festival, won the Grand Jury Prize, officially decreeing him among this year’s outstanding filmmakers. Lago Film Fest wants to explore his world before he became a world-renowned filmmaker, and will screen all of his short films, which were or still are a crucial exercise for the director to be able to make his feature films. In addition to the films that have been released, exclusively for Lago Film Fest, a world premiere of a never-before-seen film, which is very precious to the director.

The selection:

Enterprisse – Kiro Russo

Argentina, Bolivia / 2010 / 8’ / Doc

Juku – Kiro Russo

Argentina, Bolivia / 2011 / 18’ / Doc

MaterialesKiro Russo

Argentina, Bolivia / 2015 / 9’ / Doc

Nueva Vida – Kiro Russo

Argentina, Bolivia / 2015 / 15’ / Doc

Kiro Russo (La Paz, 1984) is a director, editor, screenwriter and sound designer. He trained at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, where he directed the short films: Enterprisse (2010), Juku (2012) and Nueva Vida (2015). In 2016 he presented Dark Skull in Locarno, a film that would launch him on the international scene, making the rounds of the most important festivals. In 2021 he presents in Venice in the Horizons section: The great movement; where he wins the special jury prize. Kiro Russo is currently developing his third feature film: Canciones perdidas de reinos distantes, which would sanction the last chapter of his mining trilogy.