Hyderabad Film Club Guatemala Film Festival



At Sri Sarathi Studios Preview Theatre, Ameerpet

10-12-2019             6.00 p.m.      PRICE OF THE …………….

Tuesday   (a documentary film won award in Sundance Film Festival)


(Hindi/2019/104 mins.) (a film based on child abuse,child trafficking)

With the support of…



(Glimpse)(Hindi/2019/104 mins)

Jhalki (Glimpse) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Brahmanand S. Siingh, produced by Brahmanand S. Siingh and Annand Chavan, co-produced by Vinayak Gawande and Jayesh Parekh and co-directed by Tanvi Jain. The film featuring Boman IraniTannishtha ChatterjeeDivya Dutta and Sanjay Suri, follows a 9-year-old street girl Jhalki, setting out to find her 7-year-old brother against the backdrop of the child slavery trade. The trailer of the film was released at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2019.

The film has been premiered at various national and international film festivals and won 13 awards so far. It is scheduled to be theatrically released in India on 14 November 2019.

A life-altering disappearance of her 7-year old brother sets Jhalki off on a mission to find him at all costs. Armed with an intimate folk-tale and her own sharp mind, is Jhalki’s journey the start of a spiral that will change the lives of thousands for good? What price must she pay to get what she wants? Inspired by true events, with a backdrop of human-trafficking and child-labour, Jhalki becomes an atypical thriller of hope, courage, self-belief and perseverance, seen through the eyes of a 9-year-old girl, who will not stop anywhere short of a triumph.

Guatemala Film Festival

(Screening Republic of Guatemala country’s films first time by HFC)

 26 -12-2019                        6.00 p.m.      CAPSULES


27 -12-2019                        5.30 p.m.      WHERE THE ROADS END

         Friday                          7.00 p.m.     WHERE THE SON IS BORN

28 -12-2019                        5.30 p.m.      GERARDI

         Saturday                      7.00 p.m.       POL


Guatemala Film Festival

Republic of Guatemala, a Central American country south of Mexico, is home to volcanoes, rainforests and ancient Mayan sites. The capital, Guatemala City, features the stately National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Antigua, west of the capital, contains preserved Spanish colonial buildings. Lake Atitlán, formed in a massive volcanic crater, is surrounded by coffee fields and villages.

CapitalGuatemala City, Currency: Guatemalan quetzal



(Capsulas) (2011/103 mins./with EST)

Written,Directed by     : Veronica Riedel

Cast                 : Sofía ArévaloGiacomo BuonafinaCarolina Cuervo

Language          : Spanish

FONSI is an apparently privileged 12 year old boy. As we get to know his dysfunctional family, his world begins to crumble in a matter of hours. Due to a series of unexpected events, each character changes drastically, facing a crude reality.

Seemingly more fortunate than many of his mates, schoolboy Fonsi (Sebastian Gereda) likes making paintball videos and listening to rap, but he’s surrounded by vipers. To his left is his mom’s drug-dealing b.f. Simon (Jose Penalonso), who makes the lad swallow capsules of heroin to smuggle into the U.S., where the family is headed. To his right is a group of bad youths led by Nena (Sofia Arevalo, in a ludicrous evil-bitch-from-hell perf). His long-absent father, Giaco (Giacomo Buonafina), manages to get Fonsi away from the bad guys for some quality time.


(Donde Acaban Los Caminos)

(2004/82 mins./with EST)

Director           : Carlos Garcia Agraz

Writers             : Reynaldo Leon,

Mario onteforte Toledo
Cast                 : Giacomo Buonafina, Herbert Ignacio,

Domingo Lemus

Language        : Spanish

Donde acaban los caminos (Where the roads end) it’s the encounter of two different worlds that live together but remains separated at the same time, since ancestral times. The doctor Raul Zamora goes on a trip from the city to a remote town in the lake Atitlán where this two parallel worlds converge between the “Naturals” and the “Ladinos”. Zamora won’t take long before falling in love with Maria Xahil, a “Natural”, causing in the rest of the town and the villages a dilemma between the different communities. It’s a panoramic vision of the abuse of power, repression and racism that collide in this diverse society surrounded by the calm of nature. The adventure of Zamora and Maria will have a turning point marked by the personal interest and conflicts of each separated worlds.


(Donde Nace El Sol) (2013/85 mins./with EST)

Director           : Elías Jiménez

Writers             : Edgar Sajcabún

Cast                 : Felipe GómezCandelaria HernándezWalter Paz Joj

Language        : Maya

Where the Sun is Born tells the story of the Maya People through four stories which allude to important moments in the in its history over the course of the last half millenium. The central protagonist in all these stories is young woman named Maya who witnesses the invasion of her homeland and must run away to survive. Then living a nomadic existence as a refugee across the centuries she experiences the sufferings of her people resulting from the loss of her ancestral lands and increasingly her cultural traditions.

Festivals Sao Paulo Latino American Film Festival.
New York Latin Film Festival.
Chicago Latino Film Festival


(2014/75 mins./with EST)

Director             : Rodolfo Espinosa

Writers              : Rodolfo Espinosa

Cast                 : José Mariano Díaz DuarteChloe FigueroaFernando Martínez

Language          : Spanish

Pol and Flaco hide from a bully and his gang on a college campus while searching for a lost document.


(2014/90 mins./with EST)

Director           : Sammy Morales, Jimmy Morales

Language        : Spanish

This film describes how the man named Monsenor Gerardi raised people’s hope and defended human right in Guatemala war, and becomes a famous leader in the history.