A touching parable about the profit-oriented way of the world, which an old man opposes with trigger-happy fervor.
Dressed in a yellow raincoat, elderly Domingo goes about his daily tasks in a village in the rainy, misty mountains of Costa Rica. The property he owns there could soon be crossed by a highway. Unlike his neighbors, who hope to make a quick buck or simply feel intimidated, Domingo refuses to give in to the middlemen and thugs sent by the construction company. He wants to live out his remaining years in the place he once shared with his wife. Although she has long since passed away, she visits him every night in the form of a gentle blue mist.
Meet the director
Ariel Escalante Meza
Ariel Escalante Meza studied political science at the University of Costa Rica, then directing at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in Cuba and at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. His feature-film debut came in 2016 with THE SOUND OF THINGS. The film received the Kommersant Weekend Prize at the Moscow Film Festival and was submitted as Costa Rica’s entry to the Academy Awards. In 2018, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Culture awarded Escalante Meza the National Prize for the Arts. DOMINGO AND THE MIST (2022) is his second feature film.