Cineforum: ‘Rosa Chumbe’

Next in the program at Cineforum / Lataff is the movie Rosa Chumbe (Perú, 2015), with its director Jonatan Relayze Chiang.

Please see poster below for details:


It is the middle of October, in the city of Lima, Peru. This is “the purple month”. The time to commemorate the Lord of Miracles, the most widely venerated image of Christ in the city, with many processions going on around downtown.

Rosa Chumbe is a mature police officer with both a gambling and a drinking problem. She lives with her daughter Sheyla, who has a little baby. One day, after a big fight between them, Sheyla steals her mother’s savings and storms out of the house leaving her baby behind.

Rosa is forced to spend some time with her grandson. Something changes inside her heart of stone. However, everything takes a wrong turn one night. Only a miracle can save her.

Director’s Bio

Jonatan Relayze Chiang (1981, Lima) is a Chinese Peruvian film director and editor. He made a dozen shorts in 16mm and video, shown in different countries. He was also selected to the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2008. In 2012 he won the Peru’s National Production Fund, which led him to produce his first feature film “Rosa Chumbe”, shown in many festivals around the globe. He has worked on many Peruvian feature films, and also worked as a freelance editor for several international networks such as Discovery Channel, Al Jazeera and Channel 4.


  • Rosa Chumbe: Liliana Trujillo
  • Sheyla: Cindy Díaz
  • Baby: Franco Díaz
  • Gordo Cassaretto: Alejandro Romero Cáceres
  • Captain: Jorge Ramírez
  • Captain’s Wife: Daysi Ontaneda


  • Festival de Cine de Fuengirola (8-16 Sep 2017) – Málaga, España
    Winner Best Feature Film
    Winner Best Actress Award
  • Diva Film Fest (14-18 Nov 2016) – Valparaiso, Chile
    Winner Best Actress Award
    Winner Best Art Direction
  • Semana del Cine Universidad de Lima (5-12 Nov) – Lima, Peru
    Special Mention
  • Festival de Cine de Trujillo (18-22 Oct 2016) – Trujillo, Peru
    Winner Best Feature Film
  • Quito International Film Festival (9-14 Aug 2016) – Quito, Ecuador
    Winner Jury Award
  • Cine Las Americas (4–8 May 2016) – Austin, TX, USA
    Winner Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature
  • Bafici (13–24 Abr 2016) – Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Winner Best Actress Award to Liliana Trujillo
    Winner Special Mention of the Official Competition Jury
  • Montreal World Film Festival (27 Aug – 7 Sep 2015) – Montreal, Canada
    Winner FIPRESCI PRIZE (Internationale Film Critics), First Feature
    Winner Special Mention of the First Feature Film Jury
  • Lima Film Festival (7 – 15 Aug 2015) – Lima, Peru
    Winner Best Peruvian Film Award

At Cineforum│Lataff, Latin American films and documentaries are screened followed often by open discussions managed by film directors, producers, actors, and/or Latin American Film Festival, Lataff, staff. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the Latin American culture, language and the art of film making from such an important worldwide film community members.