List of Bolivian films

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A list of films produced in Bolivia.

1920s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1925
Corazón Aymara Pedro Sambarino black and white, silent drama considered to be the first Bolivian fiction feature film[1][2]
The Prophecy of the Lake José Maria Velasco Maidana black and white, silent romance Bolivia's second completed fiction feature film. Banned by the authorities for its social critique and its portrayal of a white woman in love with an indigenous man; never released.[3]

1930s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1930
Wara Wara José Maria Velasco Maidana Juanita Taillansier, Martha de Velasco, Arturo Borda, Emmo Reyes black and white, silent, historical romance "only known surviving work from Bolivia's silent-film era"[4]
1931
Hacia la Gloria[5] José Maria Velasco Maidana

1950s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1950
1951
1952
1953
Vuelve Sebastiana Augusto Roca
& Jorge Ruiz
Luis Ramiro Beltrán, Sebastiana Kespi, Eduardo Lafaye, Esteban Lupi, Jean Vellard Drama
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959

1960s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
Ukamau Jorge Sanjinés Vicente Veneros Salinas, Elsa Antequera, Néstor Cárdenas, Benedicta Huanca First feature film to use both Spanish and a native language (Aymara)[6]
1967
1968
Mina Alaska Jorge Ruiz Hugo Roncal, Chrysta Wagner, Charlie Smith First Latin American film to be restored by the AMPAS Film Archive.[7]
1969
Yawar mallku Jorge Sanjinés

1970s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1970
1971
El Coraje del pueblo Jorge Sanjinés
1972
1973
1974
1975
Andean Women Norman Miller
1976
Chuquiago Antonio Eguino
La chaskañawi Hugo Cuellar Urizar, Jorge Cuellar Urizar, José Cuellar Urizar
1977
1978
1979

1980s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1980
1981
El celibato Hugo Cuellar Urizar, José Cuellar Urizar
1982
Mi socio Paolo Agazzi Entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival
1983
1984
Amargo mar Antonio Eguino
Aymara Leadership Hubert Smith
Los Hermanos Cartagena Paolo Agazzi
1985
1986
Café con pan Alfredo Ovando
1987
1988
1989
La chola Remedios Liliana De la Quintana, Alfredo Ovando
La nación clandestina Jorge Sanjinés

1990s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1990
1991
Los igualitarios Juan Miranda
1992
1993
1994
Jonás y la Ballena Rosada Juan Carlos Valdivia
1995
Cuestión de fe Marcos Loayza
Jonah and the Pink Whale Juan Carlos Valdivia
Para recibir el canto de los pájaros Jorge Sanjinés
1996
Alma (Ajayu) Francisco Ormachea
La despedida Fernando Aguilar Vásquez
1997
1998
El Día que Murió el Silencio Paolo Agazzi
1999
Calle de los poetas Diego Torres Peñaloza
Desempolvando nuestra historia Alfredo Copa
El camino de la costa José Sánchez[disambiguation needed]

2000s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2000
2001
Cierre de emisión Javier Rivero
El delirio José Sánchez[disambiguation needed]
The Delirium José Sánchez[disambiguation needed]
2002
2003
Sexual Dependency Rodrigo Bellott Alexandra Aponte, Roberto Urbina Drama
El corazón de Jesús Marcos Loayza
2004
El atraco Paolo Agazzi
Los hijos del último jardín Jorge Sanjinés
2005
American Visa Juan Carlos Valdivia
Di buen día a papá Fernando Vargas
Sena/Quina, la inmortalidad del cangrejo Paolo Agazzi
Dioses domados Enrique Aguilar
Lo más bonito y mis mejores años Martín Boulocq
2006
¿Quién mató a la llamita blanca? Rodrigo Bellott Erika Andia, Pablo Fernandez, Augustin Mendieta, Guery Sandoval, Miguel Valverde Comedy
2007
Cocalero Alejandro Landes
Evo Pueblo Tonchy Antezana
Los Andes no creen en Dios Antonio Eguino
2008
Verse Alejandro Pereyra
Cementerio de Elefantes Tonchy Antezana
2009
Perfidia Rodrigo Bellott
Zona Sur Juan Carlos Valdivia
El regalo de Pachamama Toshifumi Matsushita
2010
En Busca Del Paraiso
2011
The Old People Martín Boulocq
2012
Insurgentes[disambiguation needed] Jorge Sanjinés
Las bellas durmientes Marcos Loayza
2013
Once Upon a Time in Bolivia Patrick Cordova Luis Caballero, Miguel Angel Mamani, Ivan Nogales, Raul Beltran, Reynaldo Yuhra, Miguel Estellano Drama
El olor de tu ausencia Eddy Vázquez
Yvy Maraey Juan Carlos Valdivia
Olvidados Carlos Bolado

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wara Wara", The Bioscope
  2. ^ "El lago Titicaca ha fascinado a los cineastas una y otra vez", La Razón, July 3, 2009
  3. ^ "Wara Wara", The Bioscope
  4. ^ "Bolivia's struggle to preserve its film heritage", BBC, October 29, 2010
  5. ^ "Wara Wara", The Bioscope
  6. ^ "Unheard Voices: Cinema of Bolivia". Kuxa Kanema. MUBI. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Film Acquisition and Preservation Committee - Overview". LALIFF Website. Latino International Film Institute and Festival. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • José Sànchez-H.: The Art and Politics of Bolivian Cinema, Scarecrow Press 1999, ISBN 0-8108-3625-4

External links[edit]

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