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SAND DOLLARS

Q&A with filmmaker Laura Amelia Guzmán; post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of the Dominican Republic

Opening Night: SAND DOLLARS [Dólares de arena]

2015 Oscar® Selection, Dominican Republic
In the picturesque seaside town of Las Terrenas, French expat Anne (Geraldine Chaplin) has fallen in love with the much younger local, Noeli (Yanet Mojica). But the feeling isn’t exactly mutual — Noeli makes a living scamming off the kindness of tourists. She shares her earnings with her boyfriend, whom she passes off to Anne as her brother. Things become complicated when Anne promises to take Noeli back to France with her. Chaplin gives an emotionally riveting performance in the latest film from Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas (COCHOCHI, JEAN GENTIL). Official Selection, 2014 Toronto, Chicago, Rome Film Festivals; 2015 Miami, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Jerusalem Film Festivals.
DIR/SCR/PROD Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas; SCR from the novel by Jean-Noël Pancrazi. Dominican Republic/Argentina/Mexico, 2014, color, 80 min, DCP. In English, French and Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

No passes accepted.

Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán
80 Minutes
Drama, LGBTQ

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