Director: Miguel Kohan

Production Company: Pelicano Cine

Executive Producer: Esteban Lucangioli and Araquen Rodriguez

Music: Gustavo Santaolalla


Patricio Contreras


“El Despenador” (The Bearer of Sorrows) is a character from a remote indigenous community in northern Argentina, who’s commitment is to give an end to the suffering life of Salustiana’s grandfather, struggling against an incurable illness.

Salustiana experiences a stream of feelings, from anger to understanding, while she deals with her upcoming puberty. The Bearer of Sorrows gets involved in Salustiana’s contradictions and foresees an uncertain future for him in a community that believes death would be contagious if he is unable to accomplish his task.