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The Greatest House in the World

La Casa Màs Grande del Mundo

(2015)

A film by Ana V. Bojorquez & Lucia Carreras

Genre(s): Family


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The Greatest House in the World

  • Ana V. Bojorquez

    Biography:

    BA in Communication (Cum Laude) by the University Rafael Landivar in Guatemala City. She studied film at the International School of Film and Television (EICTV), where she majored in Cinematography.

    The greatest house in the world is her debut film. The project had the support of Ibermedia, Cinergia (Central America Audiovisual Fund) and the Mexican tax incentive. During the development of the film, she was invited to participate in various programs of counseling and training, such as BrLab 2010, Bolivia Lab 2010 Nuevas Miradas 2010 and Tareula II, as well as to international co-production markets within the framework of prominent film festivals in Latin America and Europe.

    She developed the project at the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2012.

    She is currently producing the feature "Tamara y La Catarina" (Dir. Lucia Carreras).

    Filmography:

    - La Casa Mas Grande del Mundo (debut, director/producer). 74 mins. Fiction. 2015

    - Tamara y La Catarina (producer). In pre production. Fiction. 2015

    - Always on my mind (line producer). 10 mins. Fiction. 2013

    - The Garden of the Foundling. (director of photography). 10 mins. Fiction. 2009

    Filmography:
  • Lucia Carreras

    Biography:

    Lucia Carreras (Mexico City, 1973) had her directorial debut with the feature film written by her Nos vemos, papa (Machete Producciones, 2012). This movie was internationaly premiered as part of the official selection at Karlovy Vary's IFF in 2012 and its national premier in the officcial selection in the Morelia's IFF. In 2013 Nos vemos, papa had a theatrical opening in Mexco, after being screened in several international film festivals.

    In 2014 Carreras co-directed with Ana V. Bojorquez the feature film Guatemala- Mexico coproduction La Casa Mas Grande del Mundo which will have its World premier as part of Generation Kplus at la Berlinale in 2015. Recently she directed the short film La Boda de Baba currently in postproduction and produced by Machete Producciones. She will be directing in 2015 the feature film from her own screenplay Tamara y la Catarina a Mexico-Spain coproduction, that already has the support of the Mexican Cinema Institute (IMCINE) through FORPOCINE and is produced by Underdog, Filmadora Producciones (Mexico) and Teyso Media Ficcion (Spain).

    In her facet as a screenplay writer Carreras participated as co-writer of the feature film Ano Bisiesto (Dir. Rowe, 2010) movie that got the Camera D'Or at the 63o Cannes IFF and made Rowe and Carreras nominated to the Ariel (Mexican Film Academy Award) for best original Sscreenplay in 2011. She also co-wrote La Jaula de Oro (Dir. Quemada- Diez, 2013) feature film that had its world premier at the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes IFF in 2013, and is currently one of the most Internationaly recognized mexican films. La Jaula... was awarded also with nine Ariels, among which Carreras, Quemada- Diez and Gibran Portela got the recognition for best original screenplay; also they got, in 2014, the nomination to the Iberoamerican Prize the Fenix for best original screenplay. Carreras also has participated as a cowriter in the feature film La Cama (Montero, 2008) and colaborated in the screenplay of Las Aparicio (Ortiz-Urquidi, in postproduction).

    Carreras has received several recognitions for her work as a writer from IMCINE, CONACULTA and IBERMEDIA for her screenplays Ofelia, Suerte de Eternidad, Tamara y la Catarina and El Contenedor (co -written with Octavio Hinojosa).

    Filmography:

    - 2005 Emilio (Independent) SF

    - 2006 Jacinto Pata Sagrada (De la Riv Group) SF

    - 2012 Nos vemos, papa (Machete Producciones) LF

    - 2014 La Casa Mas Grande del Mundo (Filmadora Producciones, Underdog) LF

    - 2015 La Boda de Baba (Machete Producciones, in postproduction) SF

    - 2015 Tamara y la Catarina (Filmadora Producciones, Underdog, in preproduction) LF

    Filmography:
    2012: Nos vemos, papá

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2015: Berlinale (Germany) | Generation
  • 2015: Ankara International Film Festival (Turkey)
  • 2015: MOOOV (Belgium)
  • 2015: Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival (South Korea)
  • 2015: AFI Latin American Film Festival (USA)
  • 2015: Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival
  • 2015: Festival de Cinéma de la ville de Québec (FCVQ)
  • 2015: Festival de Biarritz Amérique Latine (France)
  • 2015: Rencontres cinématographiques Viva Mexico (France)
  • 2015: Latinamerika i Fokus (Sweden)
  • 2015: Vilnius Film Festival for Children and Youth KINO SAGA (Lithuania)
  • 2015: The 2nd Annual Catholic Film Festival in Korea
  • 2015: FILMAR Latin America Geneva (Switzerland)
  • 2015: Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva (Spain)
  • 2015: Stuttgarter Kinderfilmtage (Germany)
  • 2015: Ajyal Youth Film Festival (Qatar)
  • 2015: International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! (Poland)
  • 2015: Chennai International Film Festival (India)
  • 2015: Festival International du Film de Fribourg (Switzerland)

Synopsis



Rocio is a daydreaming Mayan girl who lives up in the craggy highlands of Guatemala. When her pregnant mother starts having premature contractions, Rocio finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime: She is sent to drive their herd of sheep across the mountainous pastures all on her own. Rocio is very young for such a task, and when she goes in search of a missing lamb, the rest of the herd wanders off. Rocio has to find how to rise to the challenge and to face her worst fears.


Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 74'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: 5.1
  • Country(ies) of production: Guatemala / Mexico
  • Original Language(s): Spanish
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Format(s) available: DCP / ProRes HD