Antes que cante el gallo

Arí Maniel Cruz

IFFR 2017

Bright Future

  • 98'
  • Puerto Rico
  • 2016

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.

Director
Arí Maniel Cruz
Country of production
Puerto Rico
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
98'
Medium
DCP
International title
Before the Rooster Crows
Language
Spanish
Producers
Esteban Lima, Tristana Robles
Production Companies
Deluz, Filmes Zapatero
Sales
Deluz
Screenplay
Kisha Tikina 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 Tikina Burgos
Website
https://www.facebook.com/Antes-que-cante-el-gallo-729104810545953