Ukuku - The Bear Man

Gastón Vizcarra

Peru, Fantastic, 2009
20 min, HDV, Color
Spanish, Quechua with English subtitles


The Ukuku is a mythological character from the Andes whose main function is to ascend to the high snow-capped peaks and bring back the ice that many Peruvian people consider to be sacred. But when one Ukuku climbs the high peaks and does not find any ice, his journey to fufill his sacred mission takes him ever-closer to the modern Peruvian coast, where he will finally find ice and an unexpected destiny.


Texas Premiere


Producer: Gastón Vizcarra
Production Companies: Aguardiente Producciones
Screenwriter: Gastón Vizcarra
Cinematographer: Rafael Vizarreta
Editor: Alfredo Ferreyros
Sound Design: David Romero
Music: Miguel Figueroa
Cast: Sergio Espinoza, Hermelinda Luján, Akinori Sato, Miguel Vergara, Christian Bjork
Print Source Contact: Gastón Vizcarra - Aguardiente Producciones, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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