Bolivia, Uruguay / 86min / 1:33 / Dobly 5.1 / 4k / 2022
Directed by Martín Boulocq
Written by Rodrigo Hasbún, Martín Boulocq
Produced by Andrea Camponovo, Álvaro Olmos
Cinematography by Germán Nocella
Edited by Irene Cajías, Martín Boulocq
Production: CQ Films
Cast: Enrique Aráoz, César Troncoso, Mirella Pascual, Svet Ailyn Mena, Romel Vargas, Teresa Gutiérrez.
After recently being released from prison, Humberto makes a modest living by singing at wakes. His greatest desire is to rebuild his relationship with his estranged daughter and provide her with a decent life, but the grandparents of the child—wealthy Evangelical pastors—are not willing to give up custody of their only granddaughter. Bullied into a corner financially and ideologically, Humberto is forced to face his own demons while simultaneously fighting a powerful ecclesiastical institution to which he once belonged. Set in the central Bolivian city of Cochabamba, The Visitor is a somber meditation on class, family relationships, and the increasing power of Evangelism in Latin America, reflecting on the region’s persisting legacies of colonialism and the new forms of ideological dependence guiding Bolivian society.