EMPTINESS

Paul Venegas - Dramatic Thriller. 92' - Busan, Bafici Best Latin American Film, Oscar's Candidate by Ecuador, Platinum Awards Runner Up.

2020

Ecuador, Uruguay

Thriller, Drama

92'

"I see EMPTINESS as a film about the subconscious in all of us, where the eyes say much more than words. An emotional journey of a woman struggling to overcome a corrupted male dominated society". Paul Venegas, Director.

“To emigrate is like jumping into emptiness”

SYNOPSIS

LEI and WONG arrive clandestinely in Ecuador. She has only one objective, to reach New York. In contrast, he longs to bring his son from China. But their fate is in the hands of CHANG, a bipolar gangster who becomes obsessed with her and will set them at a crossroad. Together they will fight for their freedom.

EMPTINESS portrays the emotional experience of the migrant in search of their dreams and their struggle to preserve their dignity.

FESTIVALS

NOMINATIONS:

  • Ecuador Candidate to the Oscars

  • Candidate to Best Fiction Film, Platino Awards


FESTIVALS:

  • Busan International Film Festival; 

  • Chicago Latin Film Festival; 

  • Osaka Film Festival; 

  • Cine Ceara Film Festival, Brazil; 

  • Cinemateca Film Festival, Uruguay.


AWARDS:

  • Best Ecuadorian Film, Guayaquil; 

  • Best Latin American Film BAFICI.

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