The Beach of Enchaquirados

Iván Mora Manzano


06.10 - 19:30 | 07.10 - 17:30



Year: 2021
Country: Ecuador
Length: 86 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English


Director: Iván Mora Manzano
Producer: Alfredo Mora Manzano
Screenwriter: Iván Mora Manzano
Cinematographer: Iván Mora Manzano
Editor: Emmanuel Blanchard, Iván Mora Manzano
Sound: Franz Córdova, Juan José Luzuriaga


Vicky is a fisherman by day and a bar owner by night. Through her, we get to know a transgender community in a fishing village on the coast of Ecuador. Do we learn to accept others over time, or do deviations cloud our ability to see?

With the presence of the director.

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Iván Mora Manzano

His debut as a director and screenwriter was Silencio nuclear, a short film presented at the 59th Venice Film Festival, followed by Vida del ahorcado, at the 67th Locarno Film Festival. Sin otoño, sin primavera, his first feature film, was screened in Sao Paulo, Cartagena, Warsaw, Mar del Plata, Goa, Havana, AFI Washington and Miami. He directed the documentary La bisabuela tiene Alzheimer, winner of a DOCTV award.

Why must you see it?

Vicky divides her days between fishing, the bar she manages and the intimate space of her home, where she imagines other scenarios for her own existence, surrounded by soap operas, make-up and beads. Through delicate photography and precise editing that takes from reality as much as it is capable of creating, The Beach of Enchaquirados offers a powerful portrait of a trans woman going through a moment of dissatisfaction and melancholy. Through subtle moments of observation, the film also captures a unique coastal community deeply connected to the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean and manages to convey something very revealing about the fluid and non-normative way in which gender identity is perceived there.

María Campaña
MajorDocs programmer

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