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.

Rosa is forced to spend some time with her grandson. Something changes inside her heart of stone. However, everything takes a wrong turn one night. Only a miracle can save her.
the director

Jonatan Relayze Chiang (1981, Lima) is a Chinese Peruvian film director and editor. He made a dozen shorts in 16mm and video, shown in different countries. He was also selected to the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2008. He has worked on many Peruvian feature films, and also worked as a freelance editor for several international networks such as Discovery Channel, Al Jazeera and Channel 4.

In 2012 he won the Peru’s National Production Fund, which led him to produce his first feature film “Rosa Chumbe”, shown in many festivals around the globe and released in june 2017, lasting for 6 weeks in theaters. The film was selected as the Peruvian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.
Technical Specs

[ CAST ]
Rosa Chumbe: Liliana Trujillo
Sheyla: Cindy Díaz
Baby: Franco Díaz
Gordo Cassaretto: Alejandro Romero Cáceres
Captain: Jorge Ramírez
Captain’s Wife: Daysi Ontaneda

[ CREW ]
Directed By: Jonatan Relayze Chiang
Written by: Jonatan Relayze Chiang | Christopher Vásquez
Produced by: Eliana Illescas
Cinematographer: Miguel Valencia
Art Director: Aaron Rojas
Casting: Jorge Luis Tito Villafuerte
Sound: Omar Pareja | Rosa María Oliart
Edited by: Jonatan Relayze Chiang

Runtime: 74 min.
Sound Mix: Surround 5.1
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English and French
Color: Color
Exhibition Format: DCP 2K Scope
Camera: Red Scarlet & Epic
Laboratory: Kine Imagenes (Chile)


Peruvian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards

Lima Film Festival (7 - 15 Aug 2015)
Lima, Peru
Winner Best Peruvian Film Award

Montreal World Film Festival (27 Aug - 7 Sep 2015)
Montreal, Canada
Winner FIPRESCI PRIZE (Internationale Film Critics), First Feature
Special Mention of the First Feature Film Jury

Bafici (13–24 Abr 2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Winner Best Actress Award to Liliana Trujillo
Special Mention of the Official Competition Jury

Cine Las Americas (4–8 May 2016)
Austin, TX, USA
Winner Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature

Quito International Film Festival (9-14 Aug 2016)
Quito, Ecuador
Winner Jury Award

Festival de Cine de Trujillo (18-22 Oct 2016)
Trujillo, Peru
Winner Best Feature Film

Diva Film Fest (14-18 Nov 2016)
Valparaiso, Chile
Winner Best Actress Award
Winner Best Art Direction

Festival de Cine de Fuengirola (8-16 Sep 2017)
Malaga, Spain
Winner Best Feature Film
Winner Best Actress Award

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