Samichay (2020)

  • Neighboring Scenes
  • 1h 27m
  • Peru, Spain
Last Chance to Rent Apr 12, 12:00 PM ET

Samichay, which means “in search of happiness” in Quechua, is the aptly named cow in this debut feature by Mauricio Franco Tosso. High up in the Andes mountains, in a landscape both hostile and profoundly beautiful, a beleaguered family tries to scrape by. Shot in striking black and white, the film presents a moving story that puts at stake the viability of certain traditional lifestyles in rural and urban environments. At the heart of the film is the indigenous protagonist Celestino’s tender and heartbreaking relationship with Samichay, who is his only source of income and hope for a better future.


Quechua, Spanish



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Neighboring Scenes 2021 Trailer
Samichay Q&A with Mauricio Franco Tosso
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