Los Vivos

In production
About This Project


Writer : Carlos Armella

Language: Spanish

Genre: drama, fantastic

Country : Mexico

Production company: Cima

Industry: Less Is More (Groupe Ouest)



Andrés is a journalist who travels to La Piedad, in rural Mexico, to investigate the disappearance of his colleague and ex-girlfriend, Eva. La Piedad is a forsaken town devastated by drug cartels, where everyone seems to have suffered the death or disappearance of a loved one. Confronted by the grief of the inhabitants, Andrés decides to get involved in an experimental and hazardous plan conceived by Eva before her disappearance. Dead people reemerge from the ground, exposing hundreds of mass graves. These decomposing bodies, having no memory or understanding of their situation, are a living testimony of the atrocities committed by other human beings. The inhabitants of La Piedad are suddenly filled with hope, as they reclaim those they had lost. But they soon realize that their recovery does not bring justice nor peace to their lives. Andrés will try to expose his findings to the world, but he faces the threats of both the military and the cartel, who will try to silence the truth.


Carlos Armella :

Born in Mexico City, Carlos studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) and The London Film School, in England. His short film « Tierra y Pan » (2008) won over 15 international awards, including the Golden Lion of the Venice International Film Festival. His first feature film « En La Estancia” (2014), was presented at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and was awarded in Mexico, Brasil, Argentina, Italia and United States. His second feature film « ¡Ánimo Juventud! » (2020), was part of L’Atelier de Cinéfondation of the Cannes Films Festival and the Torino Film Lab. It was presented at Morelia International Film Festival (special prize), Busan Youth and Kids IFF, Festival Reflets du Cinema Iberique et Latino Americain (Audience award), among others.