Land and Shade 

Land and Shade


Alfonso is an old farmer who has returned home to tend to his son, who is gravely ill. He rediscovers his old house, where the woman who was once his wife still lives, with his daughter-in-law and grandson. The landscape that awaits him resembles a wasteland. Vast sugar cane plantations surround the house, producing perpetual clouds of ash.

17 years after abandoning them, Alfonso tries to fit back in and save his family.


Supported by HBF Plus, a programme by the Netherlands Film Fund and International Film Festival Rotterdam that is successfully involving Dutch film producers in international co-productions that have already received support from the HBF. The programme offers support to talented filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe. Each year, the HBF supports 20 to 30 film projects in their script development or post-production. Since 2006, the Netherlands Film Fund has annually made a sum of € 200,000 available for the HBF Plus programme.

Directed by 

César Acevedo

Written by 

César Acevedo

Original Title 

La Tierra y la Sombra

  • Year 
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Length 
  • 94'
  • Language 
  • Spanish
  • World Sales 
  • Pyramide International
  • Director 
  • César Acevedo
  • Screenplay 
  • César Acevedo
  • Cast 
  • Haimer Leal, Hilda Ruiz, Marleyda Soto, José Felipe, Edison Raigosa
  • Producer(s) 
  • Burning Blue (Colombia)
  • Co-producer(s) 
  • Ciné-Sud Promotion (France), Una Films (Germany) and Topkapi Films (Netherlands)
  • Director of Photography 
  • Mateo Guzmán Sanchez
  • Production design 
  • Marcela Gómez Montoya
  • Editor 
  • Miguel Schverdfinger
  • Sound design 
  • Roberto Espinoza

    Credits are not contractual