TITLE (English): The Towrope
    DIRECTOR: William Vega
    PAÍS: Colombia
    YEAR: 2012
    LENGTH: 88 min
    FORMAT/COLOR/BW: Digital / Color
    LANGUAGE: Spanish

    Director: William Vega
    Producer: Oscar Ruiz Navia
    Script: William Vega
    Cinematography: Sofia Oggioni
    Editor: Miguel Schverdfinger
    Cast: Floralba Achicanoy, Joghis Seudin Arias, Julio César Roble, David Fernando Guacas, Heraldo Romero

    Alicia, after losing everything including her family when attackers invade her village, decides to flee into the mountains to find the Towrope Hotel, owned by her Uncle Oscar. The hotel is on the huge Andean La Cocha Lake.  The circumstances, the isolation of the hotel and the need for affection and human contact create an attraction for niece and uncle, but the war is not far from the Towrope.

    Freddy, Oscar’s son whose return he had been expecting for years, shows up one night. Alicia, who thought she was finally safe, does not realize that what she feared most is now inside her new home. Perhaps she will need to escape once again.

    The Towrope tells the story of a young girl who cannot seem to find a safe place where the violence and cruelty can no longer touch her.  The film had its premier in Cannes in 2012 as part of the Directors’ Fortnight section.

    Director's Biography
    The professional experience of William Vega is well-known from his creative television content. His short film, Simiente (2011) prepared him to make The Rowrope, which premiered at Cannes 2012 in the Directors’ Fortnight section.