• 6.4 10
  • 2015
  • 8min
  • Original Title: Kurikinki

Filmmaker Arsenio Cadena points the camera at his father, a 73-year-old tailor who has an obsessive passion: climbing the Andes mountains whenever he can.


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Kurikinki. Climbing the Andes Mountain

As well as the kurikinki, sacred bird of the Incas that dominated the Andean peaks, José Cadena, 73, could not live far from the mountains. 

Despite his age-weakened knees, he climbs with courage and conviction to find the solitude that allow him to meditate on his past youth and present age. 

This film is an intimate record that manages to capture the effort and stubbornness that lead José to ascend, time and again.

Arsenio Cadena
Arsenio Cadena Director

Production Companies

La Sonora

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