Mirage (1972 film)

  (Redirected from Espejismo)

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.

Directed byArmando Robles Godoy
Produced byBernardo Batievsky
Written byBernardo Batievsky
Armando Robles Godoy
StarringMiguel Angel Flores
CinematographyMario Robles
Release date
  • 1972 (1972)
Running time
82 minutes


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.


Awards and nominationsEdit

The film was selected as the Peruvian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 45th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]


Cartagena Film Festival

  • Best Film

Chicago Film Festival

  • Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Awards

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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