You and Me

2014 / Dominican Republic / 85min

The Mrs., an old widow and Aridia, a young maid, live together in a house filled with orchids in the center of Santo Domingo. Aridia cleans, the Mrs. gardens, and when work is slow, they can share some gossip. But sometimes, the atmosphere gets tense: the Mrs. wakes up grumpy, she blames Aridia and when Aridia tries to defend herself, the Mrs. has to remind her “where her place is”; in time, they end up not talking to each other. But the hours pass by, soap appears on TV, something happens in the neighborhood, and, out of nowhere, the Mrs. and Aridia come close again, ending the day sharing some laughs…

The film is an excuse to watch their relationship closely, to perceive what happens when the border seem to diffuse itself in a place where difference of social class and race remain deep in the culture.


  • Original title
    You and Me
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Oriol Estrada
  • Editing
    Oriol Estrada
  • Music
  • Sound
    Jordi Monrós, Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada
  • Duration
    85 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Dominican Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Faula Films
  • Distribution


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