Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas / 55’ / 2017 / República Dominicana
Direction: Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas Production: Aurora Dominicana Editing: Israel Cárdenas Cinematography: Laura Amelia Guzmán Sound: Franklin Hernández, Oscar Chabebe Original Music: Oscar Chabebe
Luck always accompanies Noelí, and it takes her to Europe for the first time when she’s hired as an actress to shoot a film in Venice. Noelí’s mother is employed as a domestic worker in Spain and Noelí hasn’t seen her for six years. The possibility of a reunion arises.
LAURA AMELIA GUZMÁN & ISRAEL CÁRDENAS. The Mexico-Dominican duo of Laura Amelia Guzmán (Dominican Republic, 1980) and Israel Cárdenas (Mexico, 1980) have directed, written, produced, and photographed several feature films to date. Among them figure Cochochi (2007) and Jean Gentil (2010), both celebrating their world premieres in the Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale; the documentary Carmita (2013); Sand Dollars (2014), starring Geraldine Chaplin, has been internationally renowned. Presently, they are premiering Sambá at Tribeca Film festival and documentary Noelí Overseas at Visions du Réel.