8th edition: 10 April – 14 April 2019

El despertar de las hormigas (Hormigas) (2019 Feature Film)

Antonella Sudasassi | Costa Rica, Spain | 2019 | color | DCP | 94′ | Spanish

A young mother in Costa Rica runs out of patience. For too long, everything has been about her children, her husband and her family. Time to take matters into her own hands and organize life the way she wants it. Which is easier said than done in a conservative society, a poor family and a cramped home.

Body

Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 22:15

Duration: 1:05

Year in
Festival

2019

Director

Antonella Sudasassi

Country

Costa Rica
Spain

Language

Spanish

Length

94′

Year of Production

2019

Schrijver en regisseur Antonella SUDASASSI (1986, Costa Rica) studeerde mediamanagament en audiovisuele productie aan de universiteit van Costa Rica. Ze nam deel aan het Berlinale Talents-programma op het filmfestival van Guadalajara. El despertar de las hormigas is haar eerste lange speelfilm.

Filmography

 

Descartable (2008, short), De cómo para Cecilia el rojo dejó de ser fuego (2010, short), El despertar de las hormigas: niñez (2016, short), El despertar de las hormigas/Hormigas (2019)

El despertar de las hormigas (Hormigas) (2019 Feature Film)

A young mother in Costa Rica runs out of patience. For too long, everything has been about her children, her husband and her family. Time to take matters into her own hands and organize life the way she wants it. Which is easier said than done in a conservative society, a poor family and a cramped home.  

With two daughters, a busy household and a demanding part-time job as a seamstress, Costa Rican Isa (Daniela Valenciano) has it tough. When her husband starts joking about a third child during a birthday party – a son this time, please – she’s had enough.

Antonella Sudasassi’s intimate feature-film debut movingly portrays Isa’s silent emancipation. She starts rebelling against the conservative assumption that the only things women are good for is cleaning and making babies. Daniela Valenciano’s subtle acting makes the mental change tangible. During her scarce private moments, she also discovers that she is young, curious and sexually active. Time to take matters into her own hands, in other words, and to organize her life in such a way that she has space for herself. This is precisely what El despertar de las hormigas is about: the meticulous camerawork emphasizes how small the house is and how little space there is for Isa’s self-development.

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 18:45

Duration: 1:14

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 13 April 2019

Time: 22:15

Duration: 1:14

Place: The Cinemas 4

Date: 14 April 2019

Time: 15:45

Duration: 1:14

Year in Festival 2019
Director Raymi Sambo
Camera Robert M. Berger
Cast Perla Thissen
  Jaike Belfor
  Erwin Boschmans
  Jonata Taal
Country The Netherlands
Editor Jelle Helwig
Language Dutch
Length 90′
Music Tim Janssens
Producer Barend van Balen
  Dave Damon
Production Company Stichting Raymi Sambo Maakt & WonderPix
Production Design Allard Derksen
Scenario Esther Duysker
  Raymi Sambo
Sound Design Olivier Rekers
Year of Production 2018