The Mrs, an old widow, and Aridia, her young domestic servant, live together in an orchid-filled house in Santo Domingo. Aridia cleans, the Mrs gardens; sometimes they gossip. But the atmosphere can get tense: when the Mrs gets angry with Aridia and Aridia defends herself, the Mrs reminds her “where her place is.” You and Me is a moving, closely observed portrait of the complex relationship between two women that goes beyond merely employer and employee.
(87mins) | Dominican Republic
Spanish with English subtitles
Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada
Natalia Cabral (1981, Dominican Republic) and Oriol Estrada (1983, Spain) met in Cuba while studying film at the International School of Film and Television at San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV). After graduation they founded the production company Faula Films. Together they directed and produced You and Me, their first feature-length documentary.