CARAJITA
Film - International Independents

CARAJITA

Directed by Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra Guardiola

Info

Director: Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra Guardiola
Section: International Independents
Country: Argentina, Dominican Republic
Year: 2021
Language: Spanish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Cecile Van Welie, Magnolia Núñez, Adelanny Padilla, Genesis Buret, Javier Hermida
18+

Logline

This blend of elliptical thriller and emotional drama explores the tense class relations in the Dominican Republic.

Sara, the daughter of a wealthy family from Santo Domingo, is very close to her nanny, Yasira. When Sara’s family moves to the coastal town of Las Terrenas, Yasira comes along, returning to the place she’d left to pursue her job in the household. Here Yasira reconnects with her own daughter, who forgives her for her temporary absence and in turn becomes friends with Sara. However, the illusion of a friendship transcending class is abruptly shattered when a fatal accident occurs during a night of partying.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • Q&A with Cecile van Welie and Ulla Prida

    HFF Kino 1
  • Q&A with Cecile van Welie and Ulla Prida

    Filmmuseum
  • HFF Kino 1

Meet the director

CARAJITA

Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra Guardiola

Silvina Schnicer, born in 1981, studied social communication at the University of Buenos Aires. She has worked in both film and advertising. She and Ulises Porra wrote and directed the short film LA BICHA, which received the Argentinian Fondo Nacional de las Artes Award. She and Porra also co-directed their first feature film, TIGRE (2017), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was screened in the CineVision competition at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2017. CARAJITA is the second feature film they’ve made together.

Ulises Porra Guardiola, born in 1982, studied philosophy at the University of Barcelona. He is an illustrator, screenwriter, and director. He and Silvina Schnicer wrote and directed the short film LA BICHA, which received the Argentinian Fondo Nacional de las Artes Award. He and Schnicer also co-directed their first feature film, TIGRE (2017), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was screened in the CineVision competition at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2017. CARAJITA is the second feature film they’ve made together.

Credits

Screenplay: Ulla Prida, Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra
Director of Photography: Iván Gierasinchuk, Sergio Armstrong
Film Editor: Delfina Castagnino, Ulises Porra
Composer: Andrés Rodriguez
Production Designer: Mónica de Moya, Claudia Madera
Costume Design: Natalia Aponte
Sound: Franklin Hernández , Nahuel Palenque
Producer: Ulla Prida, Alexandra Guerrero
Production Company: Wooden Boat Productions
Co-Producer: Federico Eibuszyc, Bárbara Sarasola-Day
Co-Production Company: Pucará Cine
World Sales: Bendita Film Sales