Saguenay international
short film festival


Father is dead. Daughter and son carry his corpse south of the border. In spite of the risk this journey entails, they set out to burry him in the place they once called home. A migrant family story.

Production :
German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB)
Distribution :
German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB)
Contact :
Sound designer :
Elena Weihe
Screenplay :
Sofía Ayala
Cast :
Laura Fernández, Asad Schwarz, Felix Lari Strümpel and Dora Stütz
Editing :
Elena Weihe
Cinematographer :
Hannes Schulze
Artistic direction :
Susanne Ruppert and Mael Ryuta

In competition for :

Jury Award

Quebec Critic Award AQCC

Public Award - Official Competition

  • Sofía Ayala

    Born in 1994 in Mexico City. Sofía Ayala studied Dramatic Literature and Theatre at The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). In 2018 she moved to Germany and began her studies at the German Film and Television Academy of Berlin (DFFB). Here she has continued to explore metaphoric storytelling and to develop approaches to dismantle the male gaze in cinema.