Experimental road movie follows in the tracks of Tintin, who set off with Captain Haddock to Peru in the comic-strip album The Temple of the Sun (Le temple du soleil, 1949) to liberate Professor Calculus from the claws of the bloodthirsty Incas.
In Back to the Temple of the Sun, the director Marco Pando’s brother Wilmer plays a modern version of Tintin. Instead of Snowy, Tintin has a Peruvian Hairless Dog as companion. Together they undertake a journey through Peru, where they sometimes stop to perform half-forgotten local rituals filled with mystic elements. In this way, Peru has to be re-conquered from the exotic European view of the country as was (for instance) seen in Hergé’s comic-strip.
Images of Tintin’s journey are juxtaposed with fragments from the Belgian animation film Tintin et le temple du soleil (1969).

Filmmaker
Marco Pando
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Netherlands, Peru
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
63’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Karel Doing
Production Company
Studio I
Sales
Studio I
Writer
Marco Pando
Cinematography
Alexander Wuijts, Marco Pando
Editor
Marco Pando, Lisa Premke
Production Design
Marco Pando, Lisa Premke
Sound Design
Lisa Premke
Music
Lisa Premke
Cast
Wilmar Pando
Website
http://marcopando.com