You and Me

Direction
Year
2014
Country
  • Dominican Republic
Duration
85min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

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.

Details

  • Original title
    You and Me
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Oriol Estrada
  • Editing
    Oriol Estrada
  • Sound
    Jordi Monrós, Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada
  • Duration
    85 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2014
  • Country
    • Dominican Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel 2014, Festival International de Cinéma Nyon
    • Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival / 14
    • 14º Doc Buenos Aires
    • 16th Filmar en América Latina
    • 8th Cinema Vérité; Iran International Documentary Film Festival
    • 8vo Festival de Cine Global Dominicano
    • 36 Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana
    • 55 Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias
    • RDOC, Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de República Dominicana y el Caribe
    • Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival - Doc Market
    • Festival Internacional de Cine de Murcia IBAFF
    • ICBAQ, Festival Internacional de Cine de Barranquilla
    • Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam /15
    • Doc Corner, Marché du Film, Festival de Cannes
    • Dominican Film Festival NY
    • Perro Loco 5: Festival de Cinema Universitario Latino-americano
    • Muestra de Cine en Madrid "Todo Cine- Todo Dominicana"
    • Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de Trieste
    • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
    • 19 Cine Las Américas International Film Festival
    • Festival Régional et International du Cinéma de Guadaloupe FEMI 2015
    • Havana Film Festival NY 2015
    • Second 2015 Melbourne Latin American Documentary Film Festival
    • FIDOCS 2015: Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Santiago de Chile
    • Festival Márgenes 2015
    • Istanbul 1001 Documentary Film Festival
    • Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016
  • Awards
    • Special Jury Prize - 55th International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias FICCI
    • Best Documentary Feature Award - Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2014
    • Best Documentary "Cibervoto" Award - 36 Habana International Film Festival
    • Best Dominican Documentary Feature Award - International Documentary Film Festival of Dominican Republic and Caribbean, RDOC
    • Documentary of the Year, La Silla Awards 2015
    • Exhibition Award Márgenes Festival 2015
    • Best Documentary Feature Candidate, Platino Awards 2016
    • Honorable Mention for Cinematography, 19 Cine Las Américas International Film Festival

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