Lina Sanchez Calderon, Loren Paz Jara, Maria Camila Mejia
OmeU (Spanish with English Subtitles)
A girl, mute and alone, goes from the city to a river that is entangled into ancient tracksand a thick forest: she seems to take a terrible sorrow into the bowels of that beauty. She’s Angela: she’s 12 years old and she has three stepsisters around their 30s. All of them, daughters of a charismatic slacker who just died, meet for the first time at the funeral. Angela, who hasn’t met any of her relatives different to her father, and doesn’t even remember her mother, must find a new home by crossing half of the country. Her stepsisters accept to take her with them before sending her to state care. During this mourning journey, and specially the four days they spend in a cheap hotel because of a landslide on the road, Angela will recognize in her stepsisters, femininity, sensuality, the mysteries of pleasure and pain, the body, misfortune, and the challenge of being a woman in those lands.
Friday 15.03.2019 Babylon 2 20:00 h
Saturday 16.03.2019 Babylon 2 20:00 h
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Rubén Mendoza was born in 1980. Director and screenwriter of several short films and editor of Luis Ospina’s latest films. His directorial debut came with La sociedad del semáforo, awarded more than 15 international grants during the development stage, including screenwriting grants from the Carolina Foundation and Colombia’s FDC, an internship at the TYPA Foundation’s Screenwriting Lab in Colon, Germany, the Project Developmet Award at the Amiens Film Festival, and an Ibermedia Project Development grant.