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Joshua Gil / Feature Narrative / Mexico, Qatar / 2019 / 90 min / Original Language: Spanish / Interests: Drama, Social Issues, War, Fantasy


In a small town plagued by a war between the army and drug traffickers, a child has lost his mother. His grandmother has told him that the only way of getting her back is to invoke the forces of nature. The boy heads off into a forest to plead for his mother, while the town prepares for their final battle.


Joshua Gil
Joshua Gil
Marion D'Ornano, Laura Imperiale

About the Director

Joshua Gil graduated with a Masters in Cinematography from the School of Cinema and Audiovisuals of Catalonia (ESCAC) in Barcelona, Spain. He began his professional career in the photography department of the film 'Japan' (2002) by Carlos Reygadas. He subsequently developed as a director of photography in short films, feature films and documentaries while deepening his studies abroad with filmmakers such as Patricio Guzman and The Quay Brothers. In 2007, he began his career as a director of documentaries, publicity and television series. In 2015, he directed his first feature film 'La Maldad' selected at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.

Production Company Profile

Parábola Cine was created in 2017 by filmmaker Joshua Gil, to produce his upcoming feature films. Currently in post-production, 'Sanctorum' is the first of them.

Awards and Festival History


Critics’ Week, Venice FF 2019, Closing Film (WP)


  • Main Contact

    Marion D'Ornano

    Amondo Cine

  • Main Contact

    Joshua Gil

    Parabola CIne

  • Production Company

    Parabola Cine

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