Humberto is an ex-convict with a tormented past. Humberto’s greatest desire is to rebuild his relationship with his estranged daughter and provide her with a decent life, but the grandparents of the child, who are wealthy Evangelical pastors, are not willing to give up custody of their only granddaughter. Carlos, the head pastor, and his former father-in-law decide to take a chance on Humberto and bring him back into the church fold. Humberto begins to attend church to ingratiate himself into Carlos’ network and bond with his daughter. What quickly transpires is an emotionally fraught ‘tug-of-war’ between Humberto and Carlos in their pursuit of ‘saving’ and commandeering the girl’s future. Financially and ideologically bullied into a corner, Humberto is forced to face his own demons while simultaneously fighting a powerful ecclesiastical institution to which he once belonged. Tribeca Film Festival Best International Narrative Screenplay, AFI Latin American Film Festival.
“Martin Boulocq’s timely drama exposes a complex web of family, class, and economic codependency in modern Bolivia, where evangelical churches recruit and exploit indigenous communities.” –Film Threat
“The Visitor is much more than just a social commentary: it is profound and recognizable, relatable, and moving. The story Boulocq tells is small, every day and beautifully told.” –SoundandColours.com