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7th edition: 11 April - 15 April 2018

Tú y yo (2015 Feature Film) Nominee

Natalia Cabral | Dominican Republic | 2014 | 86 min | Spanish

Tragi-comic documentary on the daily lives of an elderly Caucasian widow and her Afro-Caribbean housekeeper who lives with her. Their quiet days are filled with hard work, soap series and grumbling within four spotless walls. However, sometimes the fact that the gradually intertwined women are from entirely different social classes becomes painfully apparent.

In the heart of Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s capital, lives an elderly widow with her Afro-Caribbean housekeeper. While the lady of the house works on plant projects and calls the outside world, the domestic worker keeps things shiny. Alongside differences, their existence also intertwines. For instance watching soaps together, the conversations they have and their jostling in the kitchen where the lady of the house always has the last word. Whether it's about storing onions, preparing meat or adding spices. And, if she has got out of bed on the wrong side, the day is characterised by impatience and a flood of complaints.

In this tragi-comic documentary, a static camera records the seemingly careless, yet archetypal scenes of daily life in fly-on-the-wall style. What happens in a place without clear social distinctions if class differences are still so deeply engrained in culture?

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 26 March 2015

Time: 21:30

Duration: 1:45

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 29 March 2015

Time: 11:30

Duration: 1:45

Year in Festival
2015
Director
Natalia Cabral
Sales
Faula Films
Scenario
Natalia Cabral
Cast
Francisca Pérez de Sosa
Paula Lebrón
Photography
Oriol Estrada
Editor
Oriol Estrada
Sound Design
Natalia Cabral
Oriol Estrada
Language
Spanish
Length
86 min
Production Design
Natalia Cabral
Production Company
Faula Films
Country
Dominican Republic
Year of Production
2014
Natalia Cabral

Natalia CABRAL (1981, Dominican Republic) is a graduate of the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba. Since then she has produced and directed. Together with Oriol Estrada she created the documentary You and Me (2014), which won the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival in 2014.

Oriol ESTRADA (1983, Spain) is a graduate of the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba. Since graduating he has worked as a producer and director. Together with Natalia Cabral he created the documentary You and Me (2014), which won the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival in 2014.

Filmography

Natalia Cabral: DiscoDécada (2005, short doc), Tú y yo/You and Me (2014, doc) Oriol Estrada: Roidy ... aunque se rompa la rueda (2007, short doc), Legos (2010, short), Tú y yo/You and Me (2014, doc)