by Claudia Llosa



Madeinusa is a girl aged 14 with a sweet Indian face who lives in an isolated village in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of Peru. This strange place is characterised by its religious fervour. From Good Friday at three o'clock in the afternoon (just when Christ dies on the Cross) to Easter Sunday, the whole village can do whatever it feels like. During the two holy days sin does not exist: God is dead and can't see what is happening. Everything is accepted and allowed, without any remorse. Year after year, Madeinusa, her sister Chale, and her father Don Cayo, the mayor and local big shot, maintain this tradition without questioning it. However, everything changes with the arrival in the village of Salvador, a young geologist from Lima, who will unknowingly change the destiny of the girl.


Claudia Llosa Bueno (Peruvian - Italian) was born November 15th 1976 in Lima, Peru. She studied Communication in the University of Lima (1998), then she optained a master degree in Film and TV Scriptwriting in the Superior School of Arts and Spectacles TAI, Madrid, Spain (2001). Claudia began working in advertising and television for Peruvian and foreign companies. Later on she started her own production company in Perú, Vela Films ( »Madeinusa« is her feature film debut.


Official Selection
Sundance International Film Festival 2006

Coral Award, Best Original Script
Havana Film Festival 2003

Rotterdam IFF 2006

Argentina Film & Cinematography Industry Award
Mar del Plata Film Festival 2006

Territorio Latino: Best Film Award
Festival de Cine Espanol de Malaga 2006

Prix Special du Jury
Recontres D'Amerique Latine Toulouse 2006

Best Photography
Best Script
Cine Ceará, Brasil


Magaly Solier
Carlos de la Torre
Yiliana Chong
Cayo Ubaldo Huaman
Melvin Quijada


Director and scriptwriter: Claudia Llosa
Producers: José María Morales, Antonio Chavarrías, Claudia Llosa
Production: Oberon Cinematogràfica, Wanda Visión, Vela Producciones

Technical Data

Format: 35 mm / 24fps / 1:1.85 / Colour / Dolby Digital
Length: 100 min
Original language: Spanish

Original title: Madeinusa



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