The movie ‘To the Desert’ showing contradictory emotions: Ulises Rosell

‘To the Desert’ movie showing contradictory emotions and selected in World Panorama section of IFFI, Himalai IAS Coaching Centre in Bangalore aims is to bring awareness about current affairs for the Civil Services Exam like IAS exam, KAS exam.

Ulises Rosell Director said that, ‘To the Desert’ the inspiration for came from a true news story I had read, about kidnapping in Patagonia. The film uses real-life settings of abandoned houses, employing thereby a documentary approach to film-making. It was an opportunity for me to get involved in the exotic landscape of Patagonia.

Valentina Bassi actress said that, “The shooting for the movie was quite difficult as the weather conditions were hard; I always wanted to show Patagonia on the cinema and my wish is fulfilled through this film”.

Bassi and Rosell were addressing a joint press conference at the 49th International Film Festival of India, Goa on 23 November 2018. Their film ‘To the Desert’ screened under the World Panorama section of IFFI 2018.

Rosell said , “I was very happy when I heard that my film got selected in World Panorama section of IFFI its an opportunity to take my film to the other side of the world and we are really grateful for this opportunity”

Bassi said narrating her character “Julia wants to escape in the beginning of the movie but she cannot as she is trapped in a vast open space. The emotions she feels are contradictory as she is dependent on the captor for her survival of life and she starts to admire the captor’s survival skills in the middle of nothing but at the same time she is very afraid of the harm he can inflict on her. Julia ends up believing that she would not tell anyone about the incidence.”


Rosell is a 12 feature films and award-winning Argentinian filmmaker with to his credit. Cast of the film & Rossel’s wife, Valentina Bassi is a television actress and Argentine film.

To the Desert’ film revolves around Julia, a casino employee & Gwynfor, a Welsh descendent, who promises her an administrative position where he works at the oil company. Later on, resume in hand, what starts out as a morning appointment, becomes a nightmarish journey in the middle of the arid landscape of Patagonia.