Ignacio is thirty years old and father to a girl of ten. Being such a young father produces in him plenty of fear and doubts about the family. Separated from his daughter’s mother, he has remade his life with Alejandra, with whom he is expecting a baby. Ignacio and Alejandra are very excited by the news, but both fear the ghosts of previous relationships.
While they try to come to terms with their circumstances, they produce a documentary on women who are looking for their husbands and fathers; men that were disappeared in 1982 during the armed conflict in an indigenous village of Guatemala.
Julio Hernández Cordón was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, to a Mexican father and a Guatemalan mother. He was raised in México, Costa Rica and Guatemala. Julio began his studies in the field of Communication and Journalism at the University Rafael Landivar in Guatemala. He further developed his vocation for filmmaking at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC), in México City. With Marimbas del Infierno he has won the 16th Valdivia Film Coproduction Sessions & Venture Forum (Foro de Inversiones y Sesiones de Coproducción). He has also won the Hubert Bals Grant for digital production, towards the 2011 Rotterdam Film Festival. —Festival Scope