Sand Dollars

  • 85'
  • Dominican Republic
  • 2014
There is a huge gulf between the rich tourists in their expensive hotels on the coast of the Dominican Republic and the poor local population, who can only dream of such luxury. Nevertheless, it seems that the older lady Anne (veteran Geraldine Chaplin) and the young Dominican woman Noéli have managed to bridge this gulf: they have been in a close relationship for three years.
But how equal is this partnership? How much is determined by love, and how much by economic motives? Noéli asks Anne for money a lot. Money she of course desperately needs. Will she really go to Paris with her?
Sand Dollars is a delicate examination of a relationship full of conflicting desires, deception and unexpressed expectations - built, in spite of everything, on mutual respect. A self-assured, intimate drama presenting two strong women, and lovingly and painstakingly revealing their weaknesses.
Directors
Laura Amelia Guzmán Conde, Israel Cárdenas Ramírez
Countries of production
Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2015
Length
85'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Dólares de arena
Languages
Spanish, French, English
Producers
Laura Amelia Guzmán Conde, Israel Cárdenas Ramírez, Pablo Cruz, Benjamín Domenech, Santiago Gallelli, Matias Roveda, Israel Cárdenas Ramírez
Production Companies
Aurora Dominicana, Canana Films, Rei Cine SRL
Sales
FiGa Films
Screenplay
Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
Cinematography
Israel Cárdenas, Jaime Guerra
Editor
Andrea Kleinman S.A.E/E.D.A
Production Design
Sylvia Conde
Sound Design
Alejandro De Icaza, Diego Gat, Raúl Locatelli
Music
Ramón Cordero, Edilio Paredes
Website
http://dolaresdearena.com