21 Jul


15:00 HS / Sala Zitarrosa


“Despite I always knew I was adopted it took me over 20 years to begin searching for my biological mother. Meeting her caused opposed feelings: from joy to frustration, from tenderness to estrangement. This film shows how adoption changes the lives of all those involved. But above all, it tells us about the importance of finding your own identity”.

Director: Carmen Torres / Producer: Marta Andreu / Production company: Estudi Playtime / Cinematography: Carmen Torres / Edition: Isabela Monteiro de Castro / Sound: Marta Andreu (directo), Alejandro Castillo (montaje)

Country: Colombia, Spain / Year: 2018 / Duration: 79' / Format: DCP

Awards and festivals:

Awards: Best Colombian film, International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias 2018. Festivals: FICCI, Documenta Madrid, Doclisboa.


You can buy your ticket for this movie for $UY 150 in tickantel or in the box office.
Participants accredited to DocMontevideo and holders of the Documentary Week Pass have free access presenting their credential.

After the exhibition, case study with:

Carmen Torres (*)

Carmen Torres (Colombia). “Dawn” is her first feature as a director. She is also a screenwriter and director of photography. She worked as director of photography for “Oleg and the rare arts” by Andrés Duque, a film for which she was nominated for the best picture in the Fénix Awards of Ibero-American Cinema (2016); “Los Rubios” by Albertina Carri (2003) and “Luján” by Andrés Denegri. She has also directed television series in Spain, Colombia and Argentina, such as “La clase” (2015), “Meridiano. Art tells the story” (2011) or “Traces. Argentine Art” (2009); and has produced the documentary web series “Signified” (2011-2013).
(*) Remote participation.

Marta Andreu

Marta Andreu (Spain) is the academic coordinator of DocMontevideo. In 2004 she founded Estudi Playtime in order to devote her time to producing creation documentaries. Her last production “Amanecer” was awarded as best Colombian film at FICCI. In 2017 she founded Walden a documentary training residence. In 2004-2005 she coordinated a Spanish documentary cinema retrospective for Cinéma du Réel. She analyses documentary scripts for the Centre de Desenvolupament Audiovisual.  She has a degree in audiovisual communication and a master’s in creation documentary from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

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