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

The Trial

Year: 2006
Country: PERU, CUBA
Language: Spanish, Quechua
Run Time: 105 minutes

The Trial

Don't expect a courtroom drama in this tale of guilt and redemption. Instead, it's one strong-willed woman battling her conscience-and the unforgiving landscape-to find her long-lost father. Miranda leaves her home in Lima on an unforgettable journey to the high peaks of the Andes. She hitches a ride with Saul, a hydraulic engineer needed at a highland dam; the land is parched from a drought. Saul and Miranda begin a roller-coaster relationship on their long journey, echoed by the rocky volcanic land around them. Miranda is desperate to find her father and bring him back to Lima-he is a likely blood donor for her brother, Tomas, dying in a hospital. But her father has hidden himself well; he does not want to be found. Filmed on location in Arequipa, Peru, and in and around Colca Canyon, THE TRIAL is as much a cultural revelation as it is a survival story. (In Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles) –A.S.

CIFF31 Screenings

Monday, March 19, 2007 at 2:00 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Friday, March 23, 2007 at 4:15 PM

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Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 11:45 AM

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Augusto Cabada, Judith Vélez Aguirre

Judith Vélez Aguirre

Judith Vélez Aguirre

Ricardo Rodríguez

Roberto Benavides

Principal Cast
Gianfranco Brero, Jimena Lindo, Pietro Sibille, Kathy Serrano, Sergio Paris, Martha Rebaza

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