En el nombre de la hija

En el Nombre de la Hija tells the story of a nine-year old girl whose name is in dispute.

Manuela has been named alter her socialist-atheist father, but her catholic-conservative grandmother insists she should carry the name the first daughters of the family have carried for generations: Dolores.

The story takes place in a Valley in the Ecuadorian Andes, during the summer of 1976. Manuela and her little brother, Camilo, are spending vacations with their cousins and grandparents at the family's farmhouse.

Eager to defend her father's ideas, Manuela confronts her cousins and grandparents, but an unexpected encounter leads her to confront herself instead.

Hidden in the family's abandoned library, schizophrenic uncle Felipe is devoted to setting words free from the constraints of dogmas. His wisdom sets Manuela free from her own dogmas and forever changes her relationship with words, including her own name.

Festivals & awards

Filmfestival Roma, Premio Alice nella città

UNICEF Preis des 24. Intern. Filmfestivals für Kinder in Wien

Festival La Habana, Premio caminos

Films du Sud Neuchâtel, Prix du jury des jeunes

Best Camerawork, Festival de Cine de Santo Domingo

Prix Ciné Junior, Festival Vallée de la Marne

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Credits

Original Title
En el nombre de la hija
Title
En el nombre de la hija
Directed by
Tania Hermida
Country
Ecuador
Year
2011
Screenplay
Tania Hermida
Film Editing
Juan Carlos Donoso, Vanessa Amores
Soundtrack
Nelson García
Cinematography
Armando Salazar
Sound
Juan José Luzuriaga
Production Design
Juan Carlos Acevedo
Production
ecuador para largo
Formats
Blu-ray, DCP
Runtime
102 min.
Language
Spanisch/d/f
Cast
Eva Mayu Mecham Benavides, Markus Mecham Benavides, Martina León, Sebastián Hormachea, Francisco Jaramillo, Paúl Curillo, Dianneris Díaz, Pancho Aguirre

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