Antes que cante el gallo

Arí Maniel Cruz

Puerto Rican teenager Carmín dreams of living with her mom in America, but when her hopes are suddenly dashed, she ends up emotionally torn. Immediately afterwards she is confronted for the first time with her biological father. He’s spent years in jail and then moves in with Carmín and her strict grandmother. Initially, Carmín doesn’t like the charming newcomer, but father and daughter slowly become close. In the meantime, the hormonal maelstrom of puberty does its work: Carmín becomes a woman and that causes great confusion, mostly for herself.
In this empathetic coming-of-age drama, a sensitive girl (wonderfully played by Miranda Purcell) grapples with many different, complex growing pains. When savage disappointment, separation anxiety and developing sexuality come together, it leads to a dangerous mix: an ambiguous, deeply hurt teen, looking for love.  Yellow Robin Award winner, Curaçao IFFR 2016.

Screenings

  • Cinerama 5
    English subtitles
    Tue 31 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 3
    English subtitles
    Wed 1 Feb Buy
  • Pathé 4
    English subtitles
    Thu 2 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 6
    English subtitles
    Fri 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Arí Maniel Cruz
Country
Puerto Rico
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
98’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Esteban Lima, Tristana Robles
Production Company
Deluz, Filmes Zapatero
Sales
Deluz
Writer
Kisha Burgos
Cinematography
Santiago Benet
Editor
Andrei Nemcik
Production Design
Mayna Magruder
Sound Design
Maite Rivera Carbonell
Music
Eduardo Cabra
Cast
Miranda Purcell, Cordelia Gonzalez, Jose Eugenio Hernandez, Kisha Burgos
Website
https://www.facebook.com/Antes-que-cante-el-gallo-729104810545953