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100 Ratings

Paraguayan Hammock

Hamaca Paraguaya

Directed by Paz Encina
Paraguay, Argentina, 2006


Vaguely set in 1935 during Paraguay’s Chaco War with Bolivia, Encica’s film is made up of a small handful of long takes in long and medium shots of an aging couple waiting for their son, who left to join the war, to return home to his plantation.

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Paraguayan Hammock Directed by Paz Encina

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2006 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize (Un Certain Regard)

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2005 | Winner: Prince Claus Fund Film Grant

São Paulo International Film Festival

2006 | Winner: International (Critics Award)

Miami International Film Festival

2007 | Special Mention: Dramatic Features - Ibero-American Cinema Competition

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