Inés is a lyrical singer who works dubbing films. During a dream holiday she suffers a traumatic episode she is unable to recover from. Since then she has problems sleeping. She has hugely vivid nightmares from which she has difficulty waking up and a series of strange sounds seem to come from inside her. Inés starts to feel that she is surrounded by beings who emanate from her dreams. Beings who want to stay forever.
Cinematic meeting between four writers who are also actors, directors, teachers and playwrights. This multiplicity of trades in relation to the word is the common point of the four episodes making up the film. Four stories, four protagonists: two men, two women who reflect, in different ways, on writing, reading, the generational clash and the creative process.
Veronica, a model who enjoys huge popularity on social media and is married to an international football star, sees her world tumble down around her when she learns that she's the prime suspect in an investigation into the murder of her first daughter, killed 10 years ago. Amid the pressure of the investigation, her marriage is on the verge of breakdown and she begins to feel jealous of Amanda, her newborn daughter.
When Iris meets Renata, a young woman with a tough past, she feels immediately attracted to her. She will have to overcome her fears and struggle with her insecurities in order to experience first love. A story full of tenderness in a very hostile environment where desire adapts many forms in the darkness, and gossip can turn into a dangerous weapon. Project presented at the Co-production Forum in 2018.
One summer morning, a young girl drowns in the family swimming pool. Her body stays there until her mother finds it. She leaves her other child, Cleo, alone at home for hours. Some time later Cleo’s aunt arrives, with “the cousins”: Leoncia, Manuela and Nerina. Each of the girls is caught up in their own particular micro-universe; while Nerina flirts with the few men available to her, Manuela looks at herself in the mirror because her mother has put her on a diet. Meanwhile, Cleo, marked by the tragedy of her sister, is unable to express her feelings: her mother has taken to her bedroom, as has her aunt, who is nursing her through the depression. That’s why Cleo, together with her cousins, throws herself into the feminine world of childhood, sometimes equally perverse as death itself: the fear of never having kissed, the fear of living alone all their lives, of menstruation, of a body that no longer belongs to the person who inhabits it, of the irreversible change of growing up.
1920, on the border between Mexico and Belize. Deep in the Mayan jungle, a lawless territory where myths abound, a group of Mexican gum workers crosses paths with Agnes, a beautiful and mysterious young Belizean woman. Her presence incites tension among the men, arousing their fantasies and desires. Filled with new vigour, they face their destiny, not knowing that they have woken up Xtabay, a legendary being that lurks in the heart of the jungle.
Magdalena sets out on a peregrination in search of her son, who disappeared en route to the US border. Travelling through the desolate towns and landscapes of today’s Mexico she meets Miguel, a young man recently deported from the United States who is making his way home. The two accompany one another: Magdalena looking for her son, and Miguel eager to see his mother again in a territory where victims and aggressors wander together. Films in Progress 36 Industry Award.
The fast-growing city of São Paulo, Brazil, 1899. A few years after slavery has been abolished. The three women of the Soares family, former owners of lands and slaves, just came back to the city. Lost after the death of their last housemaid, they struggle to adapt to the changes in Brazil. At the same time, the Nascimento family, who used to work as slaves in the Soares estate, are now facing a society in which there is no space for the recently freed black people. Between Brazil's past and present, out of place, they all fight to survive in the modern world.
Eight years after being raped on a beach near Santiago, a young filmmaker composes a kaleidoscope with dozens of diary-videos showing the wounds of the abuse, the re-victimising legal proceedings and the friendship that accompanies her. One question arises in that journey: What really is rape and when does it end?