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 selected to the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2008. In 2012 he won the Peru’s National Production Fund, which led him to produce his first feature film “Rosa Chumbe”.

Jonatan is also a freelance editor who has worked on many short and feature films; documentaries and news for international networks such as Discovery Channel, Al Jazeera and Channel 4.

Director´s Selected Filmography
Space Nautilus - 2012. Found Footage. Video. 5:30 Min.
Days Go By - 2010. Fiction. Video. 8:30 Min.
Mirada Tusán - 2009. Documentary. Video. 12 Min.
Mommy - 2007. Documentary. Video. 2 Min. Human Rights Award Cusco 2008
Profilaxia - 2007. Fiction. 16mm. 3:30 Min. Special Mention National Contest 2008
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)

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