Señorita María, La Falda de la Montaña [Documentary]

March 24, 2018
2:20 pm
New York City
Cinepolis Chelsea Auditorium 7
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ABOUT


COUNTRY COLOMBIA
YEAR 2017
DURATION 90 min
LANGUAGE Spanish, English subtitles
SYNOPSIS Boavita is a rural, conservative, and Catholic village embedded in the Andes and frozen in time: in the foothills of these mountains lives Miss Maria Luisa. She is 45 years old and was born a boy. Behind what appears to be just another life mired in gender and identity conflicts lies a bitter, unimaginable family history, its deepest roots seasoned with hatred. And the scapegoat in this story has always been our Miss, even before she set foot in this world. And yet her power is fueled by these same forces –the strength of animals and the mountain. No darkness has ever been able to topple or eclipse her.
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CAST & CREDITS


DIRECTOR Rubén Mendoza
SCRIPT Rubén Mendoza
PRODUCER Amanda Sarmiento, Rubén Mendoza
EDITOR Gustavo Vasco, Juan David Soto, Rubén Mendoza
CINEMATOGRAPHER Rubén Mendoza
CAST María Luisa Fuentes

DIRECTOR’S BIO 


(Rubén Mendoza – Colombia 1980). Wrote and directed eight short films. Edited the last two films by Luis Ospina. Luis Ospina, in turn, collaborated on editing of “La sociedad del semáforo”, the first feature film written and directed by Mendoza. In 2014, he released two new feature-length fiction films: “Tierra en la lengua” and “Memorias del calavero”. In 2015, he premiered the documentary “El valle sin sombras”. His short and feature films have been included in the official selections and won awards at major film festivals around the world including Cannes, Cartagena, Berlin, Clermont-Ferrand, Toulouse, Huelva, Huesca, Beijing, Havana, and Mar del Plata and his screenplays and films have garnered awards, grants, and scholarships from Cannes, Berlin, FonSud (French Ministry of Culture), and other meccas of cinematographic charity. His current three projects have received awards in Colombia and abroad for production and post production. And, early in 2017, he finalized a six-year process to complete the documentary feature “Miss María, skirting the mountain ”. His feature project “Niña errante” won the Estímulo Integral (Integral Grant), Colombia’s greatest public grant award, for production of the film, currently being filmed.