25/10/2010: the DVD is available!!! with lots of subtitles and exciting extras! please see www.imaginefilm.be for details.
14/08/2010 Altiplano wins 'Best Cinematography' at the Lucania Film Festival in Italy.
01/08/2010 Altiplano wins 'Best Feature Film' and 'Best Actress' for Magaly Solier at Portugal's AVANCA festival.
23/07/2010 US release date set for August 20th in New York at Village East and in Los Angeles on October 1st at Laemmle Music Hall. Distribution by First Run Features.
20/07/2010 Currently screening at the European Film Festival in Palic, at the Human Rights Film Festival in Bolivia and in Durban.
01/07/2010 Altiplano wins Special Jury Award at Tofifest in Poland.
31/05/2010 Currently screening in competition in Kiev International Film Festival and also in competition in Romania's leading festival, the Transilvania International Film Festival. Screening next week at Seattle International Film Festival. Recent festivals include Copenhagen's PIX, Skopje, ... Upcoming festivals include Taipei, Bolivia's International Human Rights Film Festival, etc...
15/03/2010 UPCOMING FESTIVALS include Hong Kong, Prague, Istanbul, Washington DC Environmental Film Festival, ... more to be announced soon.
US DEAL CLOSED. Altiplano will be released in the US and Canada by First Run Features.
Cannes (Competition Critics Week), Sydney (Int'l Competition), Bangkok (Int'l Competition), Lima (Special Screenings), Oslo (Int'l Competition), Stockholm (Int'l Competition), Nürnberg (Opening Film), Ghent (Int'l Competition), Tallinn (Competition), Cairo, Sao Paulo, Helsinki, Athens, Rio de Janeiro, Canberra, Bratislava, Mumbai, Leuven, Virton, Palm Springs, Dublin... and others to be announced soon!
10/12/2009 ALTIPLANO SELECTED FOR PALM SPRINGS FEST!
Altiplano has been selected for the 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival (Jan. 5-18, 2010), a major cinematographic event in North-America.
15/11/2009 ALTIPLANO WINS 'THE CITY OF VIRTON AWARD'!
Altiplano wins the Grand Prix of the 30th Festival of European Cinema of Virton (Belgium).
1/10/2009 ALTIPLANO WINS BANGKOK FEST!
Altiplano wins the Grand Prix or Golden Kinnaree at the 2009 Bangkok International Film Festival! "A visually stunning film that effectively deals with themes in the real world and the world within the hearts of the characters. A potent blend of global issues beautifully told with much poetic resonance." (verdict of the jury)
15/9/2009 LEADING PERUVIAN ANTHROPOLOGIST SCREENS ALTIPLANO AT TOP WORLD EVENTS. Prof. Luis Millones, one of Peru's leading anthropologists, is taking Altiplano around the world. He will screen the film at top events in Nagoya and Sevilla. Prof. Millones called Altiplano "a work of art" and is highly appreciative of the representation of Andean culture in the film:
“The film is a sharp perception of death and what follows as it is felt in the heart of the Andean people… The use of masks and costumes is remarkable… The immobility of the characters, in three magnificent scenes, recalls the solemn hieratism of pre-European societies in which it is stated that the Andeans were created in stone. The landscape speaks to the viewer as if recalling an expression of Arguedas when he detected that the stones of Cusco have blood in their veins. The Andes are not the background of the film - rather the landscape stares back at the viewer evoking the sense of eternity through which the characters move. The greatest attribute of this work of art is that it unveils the landscape and allows it to perform in all its grandeur.”
30/8/2009: GÓRECKI ENDORSES ALTIPLANO
In a personal letter to Director of Sound Michel Schöpping, the world-famous Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Górecki writes "This film is FANTASTIC!"
28/8/2009 ALTIPLANO IN GHENT COMPETITION
Altiplano has been officially selected for the International Competition of the Flanders International Film Festival Gent where the film will have its Belgian premier on Saturday 10 October. www.filmfestival.be
27/8/2009 ALTIPLANO OPENS NÜRNBERG FILM FEST
On 30/9/09 Altiplano screens as the opening film of the Perspektive - International Human Rights Film Festival of Nürnberg. www.fitame.de
24/7/2009 ALTIPLANO SCREENS IN LIMA
The Critics Week of the Cannes Film Festival brings Altiplano to the Lima Film Festival where the film will screen on Sunday 9 August and Friday 14 August 2009. www.festivaldelima.com
30/4/2009 ALTIPLANO SELECTED FOR THE INT'L COMPETITION OF THE SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
The film has been nominated for the prestigious Sydney Film Prize, which is awarded "in recognition of courageous, audacious and cutting-edge filmmaking. The award recognises bold ideas and decisions on the part of the films' creative teams, and celebrates films that make the audience think and feel differently about cinema and the world." The festival runs from 3 till 14 June. www.sff.org.au
24/4/2009 ALTIPLANO SELECTED FOR CANNES! The film has been selected for the international competition of the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. The world première will be in Cannes on Wednesday 20 May.
17/3/2009 ALTIPLANO is now completed!
14/2/2009 LA TETA ASUSTADA ('The Milk of Sorrow') wins the Golden Bear at the Berlinale!!!!! Bravo to Claudia and Magaly!!
20/1/2009 Magaly Solier has been invited to the Berlinale to present Claudia Llosa's LA TETA ASUSTADA in the Official Competition (5-15/2).
29/11/2008 After eight weeks of editing, Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens and editor Nico Leunen reached the final image cut of ALTIPLANO.
26/11/2008 After consulting many friends and partners, helmers Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth decide to abandon the working title (Fragments of Grace) and to name the film ALTIPLANO.
03/10/2008 On October 3rd the Belgian shoot of the film came to a successful end.
01/09/2008 The cast and crew successfully completed 37 shooting days in the high Andes of southern Peru (Colca Valley). The shooting took place as high as 5000m above sea level in complicated locations with nicknames such as 'Pluto' and 'Luna'. Shooting continues in Belgium at the end of September in the stunning Aulne Abbey near the city of Charleroi.