Time Warner Theater
JUNE 13, 2016 6:45pm
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
ORIGINAL TITLE: La Cienaga: Entre el Mar y La Tierra
DIRECTOR: Manolo Cruz - Carlos Del Castillo
PRODUCERS: Manolo Cruz, Carlos del Castillo, Robespierre Rodriguez
CAST: Manolo Cruz, Vicky Hernandez, Viviana Serna, Jorge Cao, Mile Vergara, Javier Saenz
Date completed: 2016
Film Category: Fiction
Length of Film: 98 min
28-year-old Alberto lives on a swampy marsh adjacent to the Caribbean sea, which he dreams of one day visiting. But Alberto is afflicted with a neurological disorder that confines him to his bed, and his mother Rosa lovingly protects and takes care of him. Alberto’s wry humor and creativity help them muster the strength to endure, and he enjoys the company of his neighbor Giselle, who showers Alberto with affection. But the life he imagines with his would-be- sweetheart feels just as close-yet-out-of-reach as the sea he looks upon. As he slips into anguish, Rosa confronts her past in order to lift her son’s burden and make his dreams attainable.
Carlos del Castillo is both a director and actor, known for Between Sea and Land (2016) and Dont Trust Them (2015).
Manolo Cruz is a director known for La Cienaga: Entre el Mar y la Tierra.