Films

We long for compelling stories.

 
 

CANDELA

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Dominican Republic / France

Fiction film. 90 min.

Director: Andrés Farías

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.

Director: Miguel Angel Moulet

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.

Director: Ileana Dell’Unti

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of a young man with the writing process and its impossibility, using his film diaries and some verses of his unpublished book.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.

 

PEPE

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Dominican Republic /Colombia / France

Hybrid film. 90 min.

Director: Nelson Carlo de los Santos

Development

LOGLINE

In the jungle of Colombia, Pepe, a young Hippo was killed. Between sounds and bellows, his ghost narrates his story, an authentic and false story, serious and playful. Another story to add to the imaginary of these neighboring towns, full of macho fights, dictatorships and beings that have died without ever knowing where they really were.

THE PROTOCOL

Dominican Republic

Fiction film. 90 min.

Director: Pablo Lozano

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.

SUN AND SHADOW

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Dominican Republic

Fiction film. 90 min.

Director: Julia Scrive-Loyer

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 / Brazil / Japan

Fiction film. 90 min.

Director: Miguel Angel Moulet

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.