9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

Por amor en el caserio (2015 Feature Film)

Luis Enrique Rodríguez | Puerto Rico | 2013 | 100 min | Spanish

This variation on Romeo and Juliet set in the poor neighbourhoods of San Juan, For Love in the Caserio is partially based on the experiences of local amateur actors. Antonio Morales previously also wrote the script for the eponymous play that aimed to reduce drug-dealing and violence on the streets.

Angelo (Xavier Antonio Morales), new to the block ruled by his drug-dealing cousin, falls in love with Cristal (Anoushka Medina), the rival gang leader’s sister. No one approves of their love so they meet in secret.

This variation on Romeo and Juliet, For Love in the Caserio, set in a housing project in one of Puerto Rican capital San Juan’s poor neighbourhoods is partially based on the experiences of local amateur actors. Antonio Morales previously wrote the script for the eponymous play performed to great success by the same actors in San Juan, which aimed to reduce violence and drug-dealing on the streets.

In this charming film, created with the best intentions, scenes in San Juan’s streets (a spiral of violence alternating with soapy drama) is intercut with excerpts from the actors playing on stage or rehearsing for their roles.

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 27 March 2015

Time: 21:30

Duration: 2:00

Year in
Festival

2015

Director

Luis Enrique Rodríguez

Camera

Alfredo Gonzales
Raphy Molinary

Cast

Anoushka Medina
Xavier Antonio Morales
Carlos Calderon
Sully Diaz
Neisha Ramos
Xiomara Rodríguez

Country

Puerto Rico

Editor

Iván Dariel Ortiz

Language

Spanish

Length

100 min

Music

Omar Silva

Producer

Polo Avilés
Luz Bonilla
Socorro Torres Díaz

Production Company

Cine Coop

Production Design

Glenda Rosa

Scenario

Antonio Morales

Sound Design

Gerardo López

Na zijn studie communicatie aan de universiteit van Puerto Rico werkte Luis Enrique RODRÍQUEZ een tijd als producent. Hij produceerde de korte films Qué será en The Absolution en regisseerde vervolgens in 2013 zijn eerste lange speelfilm: Por amor en el caserio.

 

Filmography

Por amor en el caserio/For Love in the Caserio (2013)