Mirage (Spanish: Espejismo) is a 1972 Peruvian drama film directed by Armando Robles Godoy. Robles Godoy wrote the screenplay together with Bernardo Batievsky. It is the only Peruvian film to date to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
A story about a young man who inherits a broken down estate at the edge of the Peruvian desert, with no explanation about the former owners or what had become of the once thriving house. By searching through the rocks and sands for relics, he discovers the answers to the mystery, told in flashback. The film combines the boy's search with other socio-economic issues relevant to Peru in a confusing, but insightful manner.
Miguel Angel Flores,
Awards and nominations:
The film was selected as the Peurvian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 45th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Cartagena Film Festival
Chicago Film Festival
Best Foreign Language Film,
Golden Globe Awards
Best Foreign Film - Foreign Language