Tania Hermida

EN EL NOMBRE DE LA HIJA

It is the summer of 1976 in a valley of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador. Manuela, educated according to the communist and atheistic ideals of her beloved father, believes her parents to be on a revolutionary mission in Colombia, while she and her five-year-old brother Camilo have to spend the summer at their grandparents’ farmhouse. Of course, in a catholic-conservative household a nine-year-old’s Marxist world outlook will cause trouble. The grandmother, alarmed by the harmful influence Manuela has on the rest of the family’s kids, threatens to send her back to her parents unless she accepts to be baptized… read more

QUÉ TAN LEJOS – SO WEIT WEG

Two young women are travelling through Ecuador with their backpacks. The Spaniard Esperanza as a tourist and the native Tristeza, whose destination is Cuenca, where the man she loves is about to marry another woman. However, by an unlucky turn of events, the bus they are on gets delayed due to a worker strike. Taking their journey into their own hands, they decide to hitchhike to Cuenca. Along the way they meet interesting characters who help them re-evaluate the purpose of their journey. Tania Hermida’s tragicomic road-movie is a meditation about travelling and long journeys in coach buses. read more