Israel Cárdenas Ramírez
Israel Cárdenas Ramírez at IFFR
Beautifully photographed fable about the issue of integrating or holding on to cultural identity. First steps in the adult world of two Mexican brothers who are Rarámuri Indians and have to take a package across the wilderness to a remote village. On the way they lose their horse.
The journey by the Haitian Jean Remy Genty, a French teacher looking for work in the Dominican Republic, takes him from the urban bustle to the jungle. Yet his journey is primarily an inner struggle. The second film by the makers of the award-winning Cocochi.
With the eye of a practised photographer, the debutant Court makes an atmospheric elegy for an unnecessary person. In a derelict mansion in the misty Chilean countryside, the old major-domo Rafael does his work with routine regularity. But he cannot hold back the consequences of decay.
The European woman Anne (Geraldine Chaplin) is enjoying a luxurious stay on the coast of the Dominican Republic. Young Noéli makes a living from relationships with tourists. Sand Dollars is a portrait of the complex romance between Anne and Noéli. A loving film about holidays, pleasure, loneliness and morality.