Tierra Yerma

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Tierra Yerma, (English: Wastelands),[1] is a 2016 Spanish-language feature film, written and directed by Miriam Heard, produced by Echo Art Films (UK), Paprika (France) and Forastero Ltda, headed by Gregorio Gonzalez Nicolini (Chile). The film features Chilean actors Julio Milostich, Erto Pantoja and Heidrun Breier, a score by Jorge_Arriagada, and cinematography by André Szankowski [1]. Heard met the Brazilian DOP Szankowski -- who was also the cinematographer on Raúl Ruiz 's 2010 film, "Mysteries of Lisbon" -- and editor Luca Alverdi while working on the Portuguese/French As Linhas de Torres Vedras, which was directed by Valeria Sarmiento, the widow of the Chilean director Raúl Ruiz (director). The film had its international premiere at the Eurasia International Film Festival.

The story takes place in large part in Chile's Altiplano–Puna volcanic complex, and the film had its Chilean premiere at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the construction of the port of Arica.[2]

The story draws on the history of Chilean mercenary soldiers in the Iraq war[3][4]. It deals with the issue of untreated Posttraumatic stress disorder and the lack of any social services available to returning mercenary veterans to treat for combat-related PTSD in Chile.

Plot [edit][edit]

Chilean brothers, Jorge (Julio Milostich) and Pelao (Erto Pantoja), return home after working as mercenaries in Iraq. Jorge is now a night guard working at the port in Arica, and Pelao is in a wheelchair. Pelao's flashbacks of Baghdad and the bomb that maimed him become increasingly terrifying until he can’t bear it any longer. He decides to end his life. Pelao’s ex-wife Hanna (Heidrun Breier) and Jorge take Pelao's ashes up to the brothers’ village on the Altiplano, embarking on a journey that leads them to confront guilt and grief, and the buried feelings they have for each other.

Critical Reception [edit][edit]

The film was noted by the Chilean press, with reviews in major national newspapers, La Segunda,[5] El Mostrador[6] and La Tercera[7] among others.

The film has been screened in festivals internationally (more references to be provided here by Miriam Heard). It won the work-in-progress award at the 2014 Festival Internacional de Cine Viña del Mar[8] (Chile) and was selected in the work-in-progress category at the Guadalajara_International_Film_Festival. In 2017 it placed second in the Dramatic Feature category of the United Latino International Film Festival.

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  1. "Tierra Yerma on IMDb".
  2. "El Morro Cotudo on Tierra Yerma".
  3. "Inter Press Service on Chilean Mercenaries".
  4. "Mercenary Recruiters turn to Latin America".
  5. "La Segunda on Tierra Yerma".
  6. "El Mostrador on Tierra Yerma".
  7. "La Tercera on Tierra Yerma".