Luxuriant, absorbing family drama set in the salt pans of Cumaragues, Venezuela. After the death of their father, Evaristo, the lives of Enrique (13) and Maria (16) get a lot harder. The brutal reality of harvesting sea salt coincides with their blossoming sexuality. Their lives of solitude drive brother and sister further apart whilst awakening lust makes itself known.
Hijos de la sal is the second feature film by Luis and Andrés Rodríguez, and was shot entirely on location in the Paraguaná peninsula: a breathtakingly picturesque place. Sound plays a major role in the film; the almost tangible presence of the wind, waves and music lend it a magic-realist edge. With their ample documentary-making experience the Rodríguez brothers present the story as a visual poem using warm images and associative editing.