The Broken Land
In a remote camp in the Andes mountains, Carlota (Mercedes Morán, Spider SPA21, Neruda, The Motorcycle Diaries), a prestigious palaeontologist, guards the most relevant finding of her scientific career: the fossil remains of a hippogriff, a mythical half-lion half-eagle animal whose existence was always uncertain.
Upon the arrival of Constanza (Natalia Oreiro, also in Today We Fix the World), an auditor sent to supervise Carlota’s work, the two women are instantly at loggerheads. That is, until an old rival with dark intentions arrives and Carlota has to defend the secrets behind a discovery. It forces the two women to unite in the face of a powerful enemy that threatens to destroy the territory and its natural resources.
A dramatic thriller directed and written by Matías Lucchesi (Natural Sciences) with co-writer Mariano Llinas (The Summit) and shot mainly in the majestic Cordillera de las Andes of Mendoza in Argentina, The Broken Land is a feminist western imbued with magic realism, about two women who are willing to do anything to protect a dream.