Between Sea and Land
Friday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.
Director: Manolo Cruz, Carlos del Castillo
Runtime: 98 minutes
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Afflicted with dystonia, a rare condition that degrades the body's muscles, Alberto (Manolo Cruz) has lain bedridden for most of his 28 years, cared for by his doting, protective mother Rosa (Vicky Hernández) in their small shack perched above Colombia's Caribbean coast. His few connections to the world are a small mirror used to look outside and cherished visits from his beautiful childhood friend Giselle. When Giselle's efforts to get Alberto medical attention through her job at a local NGO threaten Rosa's caretaker role, the mother's fiercely protective instincts take over, leading to a desperate and devastating resolution. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2016 Sundance World Cinema dramatic competition and a Special Jury Prize for acting for both Cruz and Hernández, Cruz and director Carlos del Castillo offer a tour de force that is a profound and powerful meditation on the strength of a mother's love, gorgeously lensed using natural light by Robespierre Rodriguez and grounded with two of the most committed onscreen performances in recent memory. – Seattle International Film Festival
Principal Cast: Manolo Cruz, Vicky Hernández, Viviana Serna, Jorge Cao, Mile Vergara, Javier Saenz
Writer: Manolo Cruz
Producers: Manolo Cruz, Robespierre Rodriguez, Carlos del Castillo Cinematographer: Robespierre Rodriguez
Editor: German A. Duarte
Music: David Murillo R.