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Rosa Chumbe

Unclassified 18+

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It is the middle of October, in the city of Lima, Peru. This is “the purple month”. The time to commemorate the Lord of Miracles, the most widely venerated image of Christ in the city, with many processions going on around downtown.

Rosa Chumbe is a mature police officer with both a gambling and a drinking problem. She lives with her daughter Sheyla, who has a little baby. One day, after a big fight between them, Sheyla steals her mother’s savings and storms out of the house leaving her baby behind.

WINNER: Best Peruvian Film, Lima Latin American Film festival 2015

WINNER: FIPRESCI Prize (First Films Competition), Montreal World Film Festival 2015

WINNER: Jury Award (Best Feature Film), Austin Intl Film Festival 2016