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Mother Lode

Directed by Matteo Tortone
France, Italy, Switzerland 2021
Runtime 86'

Jorge leaves his moto-taxi business in the suburbs of Lima and his family to seek fortune as a miner, reaching the highest and most dangerous Andean goldmine in Peru. Lost under a glacier in the mountains, La Rinconada is “the closest city to the sky”. It attracts thousands of seasonal workers like Jorge, seeking a lucky strike and a better life.
Here starts a journey full of presages, where reality blends with magic, where the myth of richness is built over a sacrifice: every now and then, miners mysteriously disappear, since gold belongs to the Devil, El Tio de la Mina requires sacrifices.

Directed by
Matteo Tortone

Screenplay
Mathieu Granier, Matteo Tortone

Cinematography
Patrick Tresch

Editing
Enrico Giovannone

Music
Ivan Pisino

Sound
Jean-Baptiste Madry

Assistant Director, Fixer
Andrea Balice

Cultural Mediator  
Ladoysca Romero

Cast
José Luis Nazario Campos, Damian Segundo Vospey, Maximiliana Campos Guzman, Juan José Nazario Campos, Juan Pedro Nazario Campos, Cristian Nazario Campos, Katerine Campos, Carla Fernanda Napoleon Vasquez, Andrea Balice

Production
Nadège Labé e Alexis Taillant (Wendigo Films)

Co-Production
Margot Mecca (Malfé Film), Benjamin Poumey (C-Side Productions)

World Sales
Intramovies

Malfé Film
Margot Mecca
margot@malfe.it

Press Office
Viviana Andriani (Rendez-Vous)
viviana@rv-press.com

Sunday 05.09
9.00am Hall Perla
Press, Industry

Monday 06.09
1.15pm Hall Perla
All accreditations

Tuesday 07.09
7.30pm Hall Astra 1
Public, All accreditations
7.45pm Hall Astra 2
Public, All accreditations

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Matteo Tortone (1982) studied Literature at Turin University and then worked in the field of creative documentary as author, producer and d.o.p. He won the jury prize at the Kazan Film Festival (White Men, 2011 co-directed with Alessandro Baltera), best cinematography award at Krakow Film Festival (Rada, Alessandro Abba Legnazzi, 2014). Since 2016 he works as a producer at Malfé Film. In 2018 he signed the cinematography on Traverser After the crossing by Joel Akafou, which premiered at Berlinale – Panorama in 2020. He won the Eurimages Lab Award (Agora Work in Progress TIFF2019) with his film Mother Lode.