Films

We long for compelling stories.

 
 

CANDELA

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Dominican Republic / France

Fiction film. 90 min.

Post-production.
 

SYNOPSIS

The lives of three strangers in Santo Domingo—a girl from the high society, a lone alcoholic cop, and a drag queen cabaret performer—intertwine on the eve of a hurricane following the murder of a young poet and drug dealer.

Teaser:

https://vimeo.com/288874390

WE ARE ALL SAILORS

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Dominican Republic / Perú 

Fiction film. 104 min.

In competition: Lima International Film Festival 2018
Selected: IFFR Rotterdam 2019 (Voices) FIPRESCI Prize: Festival Cinélatino de Toulouse

 

LOGLINE

Tolya, a sailor stranded in Peruvian waters, learns to live on mainland. A woman will be his ally. Another journey awaits him.

Trailer:

https://vimeo.com/264528395/7adeae9c79

I WOULD PREFER NOT TO

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Dominican Republic / Argentina / Spain

Documentary Film. 64 min.

Premiered in Competition at Doclisboa 2017.
 

SYNOPSIS

I would prefer not to narrates the day-to-day confrontation of a young man with the writing process and its impossibility, using his film diaries and some verses of his unpublished book. The camera becomes a way of facing himself.

 

DIOSAS

Dominican Republic

Documentary film. 70 min.

Development

LOGLINE

A group of women living in vulnerability, victims of gender-based violence, and with the HIV virus, participate in a series of affective workshops designed by two psychologists who are research professors at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC).

Purpose: re-building self-esteem through art.

THE PROTOCOL

Dominican Republic

Fiction film. 90 min.

Development

LOGLINE

Reputed Dominican oncologist Emanuel Pereyra (65) has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He fights to keep his addiction to alcohol from affecting his work or his good image before others while building a friendship with Antonia (9), granddaughter of the maid who works for him at his luxurious apartment.

CRAZY AND THE MOON

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Dominican Republic

Fiction film. 90 min.

Development

SYNOPSIS

Phil Brea lives a decadent life. He is the musical producer responsible for the Dominican Republic’s “merengue boom” in the 80s. The night he turns 33 years old, one of his best friends commits suicide. The terrible pain of not being able to save someone leads him to try to save himself, getting deep in the bachata movement. A mission that will reunite him with his old mix engineer friend, and his ex-wife, with whom he has a relationship of complicity.

DAY OF THE FISH

Peru / Dominican Republic / Japan

Fiction film. 90 min.

Development

SYNOPSIS

Fernando's life is apparently monotonous. Peruvian son of Japanese parents, he works in a metal factory in Japan. In some weekends, he visits a dancer of a nightclub, Izumi. But, when he his illegal business with another immigrant is discovered, Fernando is abruptly deported to Peru. There, in his home city, Lima, he feels like a foreigner. A particular celebration that takes place in both countries, El Día del Pez, will make Fernando aware of his place in the world.

 

GRINGA

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Dominican Republic / USA

Fiction film. 90 min.

Development

LOGLINE

Seal woman washes ashore a Dominican beach to feed and mate, but gets caught in the middle of political conflict while protecting her most sacred possession.

NATURAL KIND

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Dominican Republic

Fiction film. 90 min.

Development

SYNOPSIS

Two good friends reunite after 10 years without seeing each other in a rehab facility in the Dominican Republic. Alex (35), a french undercover Interpol agent that had spent his youth in Santo Domingo, returns to the island  and becomes close with Miguelo (37) once again to try to uncover his next big drug scheme, all while enduring the most ludicrous group and individual psychological therapy.

LA VIDA NO VALE NADA

Dominican Republic

Fiction film. 90 min.

Development

SYNOPSIS

In the rural Caribbean, between the mountains and the sea, Jesus (33), a man tormented by his addiction and his past, is released from prison by his mother, Maria (47) who paid his bail after the murder of his father, Don Chepe (60), a popular religious fanatic musician and womanizer. Jesus inherits his father's guitar and follows in his footsteps wrapped in the excesses of the world of music. The guitar has something, that everyone who plays music with it receives external recognition, while being emptied spiritually. On a concert night, Jesus discovers Don Chepe's alleged murderers, and decides to avenge his father's death, paying the price with his freedom.