Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

DAYS OF SANTIAGO
(Dias De Santiago)

Year: 2004
Country: PERU
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 83 minutes

Only 23 years old, Santiago is a grizzled veteran of war, having trained as a Navy Seal and fought against the Equadoran army, the Peruvian drug mafia and various terrorists. He only wants a normal life when he returns to the slums of Lima, but finds numerous obstructions. Friends in his position urge him to join them in a world of petty crime and street life, but Santiago resists. He chooses instead to drive a cab and learn computer programming, but inside he?s boiling. His marriage is failing not for lack of love, but because of his violent outbursts; his family keeps its distance. A psychological drama as well as a political message, the director says, ?I have had an opportunity to meet the real-life Santiago. He made me aware of the terrible indifference of my government and my society towards people who believed in their country.?

Screenplay
Josu? M?ndez

Director
Josue Mendez

Producer
Enid Campos

Cinematography
Juan Dur

Editing
Roberto Benavides

Principal Cast
Pietro Sibille, Milagros Vidal, Marisela Puic?n, Lili Urbina, Ricardo Meji?, Alhel? Castillo

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