In 2002, after a night spent avoiding the dangers of Colombia’s ongoing unrest, José arrives home to dreadful news: “They took them away”, he is informed by his sobbing daughter; with this, he knows without doubt that his two sons are dead, their corpses disposed of in the river that provides the family’s livelihood. So begins a terrible journey, as José goes in search of the bodies of his murdered boys. Along the way, he encounters occasional kindnesses, the constant threat of violence, and – perhaps – the intercession of saints. With its precise portrayal of intense fear and grief ensconced in an odyssey that somehow remains disturbingly placid, Valley of Souls is a plea for peace in a society still rent by civil strife.
Director: Nicolás Rincón Gille
Producers: Hector Ulloque Franco, Manuel Ruiz Montealegre
Screenwriter: Nicolás Rincón Gille
Cinematographer: Juan Sarmiento G.
Editor: Cédric Zoenen
Art Director: Laís Melo
Sound: Vincent Nouaille
Arley de Jesús Carvallido Lobo
Production Company: Medrio de Contención Producciones