Best Short Film, Morelia International Film Festival 2023

Coral and her pregnant sister Luz live in an old house without running water. In their yard, three masons are building a cistern. During the excavation, the men find an ancient grave and an archaeologist is called in. By night, while Luz is giving birth, the workers make an unexpected discovery.

Original title: Xquipi

English Title: Xquipi, The navel

Director and Writer: Juan Pablo Villalobos

Producer: Juan Pablo Villalobos

Coproducer : Andrea Film, Valentin Merz

Associate Producer : Laterna, Louise Riousse

Countries: México, Switzerland

Year: 2023