HBF+ co production Land and Shade (OT: La Tierra y la Sombra), directed by César Acevedo received the France 4 Visionary Award, the Rail d’or prize and the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers SACD Prize during the 54th edition of Semaine de la Critique.
Land and shade tells the story of an old farmer that returns to his home, but has become completely alienated from his family and the village where he grew up. Danger looms on all sides across the vast, shimmering sugar cane fields; industrial progress is bringing far-reaching changes to the poor countryside.
A heartrending and socially aware family drama plays out between towering crops and choking dust.
The film is produced by Burning Blue in co production with Ciné-Sud Promotion (France), Una Films (Germany) and Topkapi Films (Netherlands).