List of Bolivian films

This is a list of films produced in Bolivia from the 1920s to present.

Note: This is an incomplete list that may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

1920s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1925
Corazón AymaraPedro Sambarinoblack and white, silent dramaconsidered to be the first Bolivian fiction feature film[1][2]
The Prophecy of the LakeJosé Maria Velasco Maidanablack and white, silent romanceBolivia's second completed fiction feature film; banned by the authorities for its social critique and its portrayal of a white woman in love with an indigenous man; never released[1]

1930s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1930
Wara WaraJosé Maria Velasco MaidanaJuanita Taillansier, Martha de Velasco, Arturo Borda, Emmo Reyesblack and white, silent, historical romancethe only known surviving work from Bolivia's silent-film era [3]
1931
Hacia la Gloria[1]José Maria Velasco Maidana

1950s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1950
1951
1952
1953
Vuelve SebastianaAugusto Roca
& Jorge Ruiz
Luis Ramiro Beltrán, Sebastiana Kespi, Eduardo Lafaye, Esteban Lupi, Jean VellardDrama
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959

1960s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
UkamauJorge SanjinésVicente Veneros Salinas, Elsa Antequera, Néstor Cárdenas, Benedicta HuancaFirst feature film to use both Spanish and a native language (Aymara)[4]
1967
1968
Mina AlaskaJorge RuizHugo Roncal, Chrysta Wagner, Charlie SmithFirst Latin American film to be restored by the AMPAS Film Archive.[5]
1969
Yawar mallkuJorge Sanjinés

1970s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1970
1971
El Coraje del puebloJorge Sanjinés
1972
1973
1974
1975
Andean WomenNorman Miller
1976
ChuquiagoAntonio Eguino
La chaskañawiHugo Cuellar Urizar, Jorge Cuellar Urizar, José Cuellar Urizar
1977
1978
1979

1980s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1980
1981
El celibatoHugo Cuellar Urizar, José Cuellar Urizar
1982
Mi socioPaolo AgazziEntered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival
1983
1984
Amargo marAntonio Eguino
Aymara LeadershipHubert Smith
Los Hermanos CartagenaPaolo Agazzi
1985
1986
Café con pan Alfredo Ovando
1987
1988
1989
La chola RemediosLiliana De la Quintana, Alfredo Ovando
La nación clandestinaJorge Sanjinés

1990s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1990
1991
Los igualitariosJuan Miranda
1992
1993
1994
Jonás y la Ballena RosadaJuan Carlos Valdivia
1995
Cuestión de feMarcos Loayza
Jonah and the Pink WhaleJuan Carlos Valdivia
Para recibir el canto de los pájarosJorge Sanjinés
1996
Alma (Ajayu)Francisco Ormachea
La despedidaFernando Aguilar Vásquez
1997
1998
El Día que Murió el SilencioPaolo Agazzi
1999
Calle de los poetasDiego Torres Peñaloza
Desempolvando nuestra historiaAlfredo Copa
El camino de la costaJosé Sánchez

2000s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2000
2001
Cierre de emisiónJavier Rivero
El delirioJosé Sánchez
The DeliriumJosé Sánchez
2002
2003
Sexual DependencyRodrigo BellottAlexandra Aponte, Roberto UrbinaDrama
El corazón de JesúsMarcos Loayza
2004
El atracoPaolo Agazzi
Los hijos del último jardínJorge Sanjinés
2005
American VisaJuan Carlos Valdivia
Di buen día a papáFernando Vargas
Sena/Quina, la inmortalidad del cangrejoPaolo Agazzi
Dioses domadosEnrique Aguilar
Lo más bonito y mis mejores añosMartín Boulocq
2006
¿Quién mató a la llamita blanca?Rodrigo BellottErika Andia, Pablo Fernandez, Augustin Mendieta, Guery Sandoval, Miguel ValverdeComedy
2007
CocaleroAlejandro Landes
Evo PuebloTonchy Antezana
Los Andes no creen en DiosAntonio Eguino
2008
VerseAlejandro Pereyra
Cementerio de ElefantesTonchy Antezana
2009
PerfidiaRodrigo Bellott
Zona SurJuan Carlos Valdivia
El regalo de PachamamaToshifumi Matsushita
Rojo Amarillo VerdeMartin Boulocq, Sergio Bastani, Rodrigo BellottPatricia Garcia, Daniel Aguirre Camacho, Ismael Suárez, Diego Paesano, Lorena Sugier, Santiago Rozo

2010s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2010
En Busca Del Paraiso
2011
The Old PeopleMartín Boulocq
2012
InsurgentesJorge Sanjinés
Las bellas durmientesMarcos Loayza
2013
Once Upon a Time in BoliviaPatrick CordovaLuis Caballero, Miguel Angel Mamani, Ivan Nogales, Raul Beltran, Reynaldo Yuhra, Miguel EstellanoDrama
El olor de tu ausenciaEddy Vázquez
Yvy MaraeyJuan Carlos Valdivia
Olvidados Carlos Bolado
2015
Sealed CargoJulia Vargas-Weise
2016
Dark SkullKiro Russo

References

  1. "Wara Wara", The Bioscope
  2. "El lago Titicaca ha fascinado a los cineastas una y otra vez" Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine, La Razón, July 3, 2009
  3. "Bolivia's struggle to preserve its film heritage", BBC, October 29, 2010
  4. "Unheard Voices: Cinema of Bolivia". Kuxa Kanema. MUBI. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  5. "Film Acquisition and Preservation Committee - Overview". LALIFF Website. Latino International Film Institute and Festival. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2012.

Further reading

  • José Sànchez-H.: The Art and Politics of Bolivian Cinema, Scarecrow Press 1999, ISBN 0-8108-3625-4
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