Sara is in her last year of high school, doesn’t have many friends and is trapped between a dominating mother and an inattentive father. But everything changes when she meets Andrea, her new schoolmate, with whom she will start an intimate relationship in secret.
UIO makes intimacy its territory. In some sort of enchantment dance, the film struggles to find the right distance in order account for the space between two girls who meet when school is ending and adolescence gives way to something else. Avoiding narrative surprises and leaving the frictions with the outside world aside, it is in that private world –a shelter against inclemencies of any kind– that the images settle and breathe. In the way they look at each other for the first time, in their first conversations, their first hangouts, the film seems to tell us there’s nothing beyond the two of them, and the intimacy it builds becomes more and more powerful and secret. MA
D, G: Micaela Rueda F: Manuel Bascoy E: Amaia Merino, Micaela Rueda DA: Emilia Dávila S: Juan José Luzuriaga P: Patricia Maldonado, Micaela Rueda, Diana Montenegro, Carlos Hernández CP: Ella También Films, Cinema C.O, Media Mac I: Samanta Caicedo, María Juliana Rángel, Diego Naranjo, Paty Loor, Monserrat Astudillo
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She was born in Quito, Ecuador, in 1983. She studied filmmaking at the FUC. She is currently running actor’s direction workshops. She directed two shorts and a documentary.