Forested hills rise up beyond the high, thick wall separating Ángel and his little brother Franco from the outside world. They have seen their lawyer only once in the year since they have been locked away in a youth detention centre; a court date has yet to be set. In a world that by and large seems to have forgotten that they exist at all, the two brothers and their fellow prisoners dream about life after prison. The arrival of a rebellious young man raises hopes of an escape.
In her film, based on true events and awarded three times at the Guadalajara Film Festival, director Claudia Huaiquimilla exposes how a failing justice system deprives vulnerable young people of a future. She presents her social indictment in a sensitive sketch of prison life, in which repression, tensions and mutual solidarity constantly alternate. With a cast of talented young actors plus a splendid role by Paulina García (from Sebastian Lelio’s Gloria).